Rafael Nadal withdraws from Open
Rafael Nadal withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, sidelined by the knee tendinitis that has kept him out of action since his stunning loss at Wimbledon in late June.
The third-ranked Spaniard reached the final at Flushing Meadows each of the past two years, winning the title in 2010 to complete a career Grand Slam, then losing to champion Novak Djokovic in 2011.
"I am very sad to announce that I am not ready to play the US Open in NY. Thanks to my fans for their support ...
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