Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal announced his retirement, due to an injury to his left wrist from the Laver Cup, the tournament that faces the teams of Europe and the Rest of the World, which will deprive fans of seeing him play the doubles match with his rival and friend the Swiss Roger Federer.
“I am disappointed not to be able to play again today, but I have inflammation in my hand and I need to rest,” admitted the Spaniard through a statement from the organization.
Nadal had planned to play together with Federer the first match of the day against the Americans John Isner and Jack Sock, and then another singles match against the Australian Nick Kyrgios awaited him, but chose to withdraw from the competition after consulting with the tournament’s medical team. .
The manacorí already had a marathon day on Saturday in which he played more than three hours, first in an individual match that beat Canadian Milos Raonic and then in another doubles match with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, in which the Europeans fell to Kyrgios and Sock.
Tsitsipas will replace Nadal in the doubles match and will pair with Federer, while Austrian Dominic Thiem will later face Kyrgios.
On this last day, the European team must win at least two of the four matches at stake to be able to sign up for the third edition of a tournament that they already won in 2017 and 2018, while those of the Rest of the World, led by John McEnroe, need three wins to take the title for the first time. EFE