Cincinnati Tennis: Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Western & Southern Open, citing fatigue | ATP tour

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Rafael Nadal will miss the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

The Spaniard won his 35th ATP Masters 1000 title in Montreal

Rafael Nadal’s hunt for a 36th ATP Masters 1000 title has to wait. The Spaniard withdrew from the Western & Southern Open on Sunday, pointing to fatigue after winning his record-breaking 35th Masters 1000 title at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal.

Nadal defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 to make more history at the Canadian Masters 1000. It was the fifth time (2005, 2008, 2013, 2018) that the number 2 in the world has hoisted the trophy in Canada.

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The 33-year-old leads the ATP Tour with 41 (41-6) wins this season and takes first place in the ATP Race To London, an indicator that will end the year No. 1. Nadal has three tour-level titles this year (Rome, Roland Garros). He will next compete in the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open, which begins on August 26th.

World number 2 Rafael Nadal, our 2013 champion, has retired from #CincyTennis, citing fatigue.

Bianca Andreescu has also retired due to a change in the schedule. We wish you both all the best and hope to see you again next year.

– Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) August 12, 2019

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