In a press release posted on social media, the world No. 4 stated he had been struggling “far more than I ought to” with a foot damage, including that the choice to finish his 2021 season was “the best way ahead to recuperate and recuperate properly.”
Nadal’s final outing on a tennis courtroom was on the Citi Open in Washington DC earlier in August the place he suffered a shock loss within the spherical of 16 to South Africa’s Lloyd Harris.
The 27-year-old star stated on Wednesday that he hasn’t recovered from the damage he sustained on the Mallorca Open in June, which was the final event he performed earlier than withdrawing from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics earlier this summer season.
In the absence of Nadal, Federer and Thiem, the highway appears smoother for Djokovic as he goals to say a memorable calendar slam — profitable all 4 grand slams in the identical calendar 12 months.
The Serbian, who can also be in search of a record-breaking twenty first grand slam singles title, failed in his seek for a historic golden slam in males’s tennis on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics — profitable all 4 grand slams and an Olympic gold medal in the identical 12 months — dropping within the semifinals.
If he was to win in New York, he would grow to be the primary participant in males’s singles tennis to finish a calendar slam since Rod Laver did it a second time in 1969.
This 12 months’s US Open is scheduled to begin on August 30 and runs by September 12 in New York.