Reuters JAIMI JOY
Spaniard Rafael Nadal, ranked second in the world, announced on Friday that he had withdrawn from the Acapulco Mexican International Tennis Tournament scheduled between 15 and 21 March next, due to a problem in the shoulder.
Nadal said in a tweet on “Twitter”: “I am sorry that I cannot participate in the Acapulco Championship. It is a difficult year for everyone and due to my current health condition, and the pain in my shoulder, it is impossible for me to make such a long journey. Our date is in 2022.”
Lamento mucho no participar en Acapulco 2021. Es un año difícil para todos y en mi actual estado de salud, con dolencia en la espalda, hace imposible realizar un viaje tan largo. Me encanta Acapulco, jugado los últimos 4 años, pero este año no ha sido posible. Ojalá en 2022! ?
– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) February 26, 2021
Nadal, 34, announced Thursday his withdrawal from the Rotterdam Dutch tournament scheduled from the first to the seventh of March for the same reasons.
Nadal was eliminated from the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, the first of the Grand Slam championships, in Melbourne by losing 5 sets to Stefanos Tsetsipas, knowing that he advanced in two clean sets.
The organizers of the Acapulco tournament, one of the 500-point professional players ’league, announced in mid-February that they were also counting on the participation of the sixth Tsitsipas in the world, the German Alexander Zverev, the seventh, and the ninth Argentine Diego Schwarzmann.
Nadal previously crowned the Acapulco tournament three times, in 2005, 2013 and 2020.