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Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

PARIS -- Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open with a left wrist injury, he announced Friday.

The left-handed Nadal made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference, one day before he would have been scheduled to play his third-round match against Marcel Granollers.

Nadal, who became the eighth man in history to win 200 matches at Grand Slam tournaments with his second-round victory against Facundo Bagnis at Roland Garros on Thursday, said he an had an anesthetic injection prior to the match to numb the wrist.

A record nine-time champion at Roland Garros, Nadal has won 200 of 230 matches in majors, a winning percentage of .870. Only seven other men have earned that many victories at Grand Slam tournaments; Roger Federer, who is missing from this year's French Open because of injury, holds the record of 302.

The fourth-seeded Nadal, who turns 30 on June 3, has 14 Grand Slam titles, which is tied with Pete Sampras for second most behind Federer's 17.

This season, the Spaniard has been in better form in the buildup to the French Open, winning titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.