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Wrist injury forces Rafael Nadal to pull out of French Open 2016

Narada Desk | May 28, 2016 12:13 pm Print
In a big blow to the French Open 2016 and his attempt to win his 10th French Open title, Nine time winner Spaniard Rafael Ndal has pulled out of the on going tournament citing a wrist injury
Rafael Nadal addresses a press conference (Photo: IANS)

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal  sprang a surprise by pulling out of the ongoing French Open citing a left wrist injury. Nadal, who on recently  became only the eighth player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, said he played with an injection during his second round win against Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 6-0, 6-3.

“I have a problem with my wrist… on Thursday, I played with an injection, I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain,” the Spanish left-hander told reporters .

“On Friday, I felt I could not move my wrist,” he added.

This is the latest setback the 29-year-old Spaniard has suffered in an injury-plagued career.

Nadal however, hoped he would be fit to play at Wimbledon next month. His absence has now robbed the tennis fans the chance to see him attempt to win his record 10th French Open title. The men’s field already saw a dampener early on when Swiss legend Roger Federer pulled out due to injury. And with Now with Nadal also pulling out the road is clear for Serb number one Novak Djokovic to clinch  another Grand slam title .

IANS

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