Nadel pulls out of the US Open citing a wrist injury caused during a training session in July. He had hoped to be recovered by the start of the championships on August 25th.
I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open. I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things. Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back.
Nadal accepts the ALS Challenge and nominates Carlos Moya, swimmer Mirea Belmonte, and Ronaldo.
I am accepting ALS Challenge
Kyrgios beats Nadal in four sets and reaches the quarter-finals on his Wimbledon debut. Commentator, John McEnroe::
We’re watching a young boy turn into a man. We have a new star on our hands in the tennis world.
Nadal beats Lukas Rosol in a game lasting two hours and 44 minutes on Wimbledon Centre Court. Two years ago, Rosol knocked Nadal out of the tournament in the second round of play. The score: 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 Nadal advances to the third round. Nadal says:
I never play for revenge. Every match is a different match. Today was another match, I had to win – my goal is not Rosol; it’s to play as well as I can in the tournament. It doesn’t matter if it’s Rosol or another player who has beaten me in the past.
Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in a four set game, at the French Open tournament at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. He breaks a record by winning for the clay court championship event for the ninth time in ten years.
Mentally I was so strong. I really wanted to defeat him. When there were problems cropping up, I managed to find the solutions.