Rafael Nadal will not play in Montreal. The Spanish sensation was positive about recovering from his abdominal injury. Unfortunately, when he was practicing his serve in Mallorca, he was still feeling uncomfortable. Therefore, he decided not to compete in Canada, leaving Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as the top seeds after Daniil Medvedev.
Nadal released the following statement (translated):
“From the vacation days and my subsequent return to training, everything has gone well these weeks. Four days ago I also started training the service and yesterday, after training, I had a little discomfort that was still there today.
We have decided not to travel to Montréal and continue with the training sessions without forcing ourselves. I sincerely thank the tournament director, Eugène and his entire team for the understanding and support they have always shown me and today was no exception.
I hope to play again in Montréal, a tournament that I love and that I have won five times in front of an audience that has always welcomed me with great affection. I have no choice but to be prudent at this point and think about health.”
The tournament will be alsoorphan of the presence of Novak Djokovic full is not allowed to enter Canada because he is not vaccinated.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
Currently, during this season Nadal owns an overall 35-3 win-loss record. Rafael has won 4 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, at the Australian Open, in Acapulco and at the French Open. The Spaniard was the runner-up in Indian Wells.
Carlos Alcaraz in 2022
This season Alcaraz achieved a composed 42-7 win-loss record. The Spaniard clinched 4 titles in 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, in Miami, in Barcelona and in Madrid. Carlos was the finalist in Hamburg and in Umag.
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz played each other 3 times. Their actual record is 2-1 for Nadal. The last time they competed against each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-2 1-6 6-3 in the quarter in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) on the 6th of May 2022.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2022
This season Stefanos has a 42-14 record. The Greek has won 2 titles in 2022 in Monte-Carlo and in Mallorca. The Greek was the runner-up in Rotterdam and in Rome.
Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas
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