Rafael Nadal out of Indian Wells Masters & Miami Open with hip injury

Eileen GuzmanMar 05, 2018

"It was very painful to retire from Acapulco and it's very hard as well to not play in the USA".

"I'll miss you, but I'll do my best to be back in 2019".

World number two Rafael Nadal announced his withdrawal from this month's ATP Masters events in Miami and Indian Wells on Friday, citing a leg injury that forced him to pull out the Mexican Open.

He said: "Unfortunately I need to announce that I won't be able to play in Indian Wells and Miami".

On Wednesday, Nadal announced that the same injury forced him to withdraw from the ongoing Mexican Open in Acapulco, leaving his status uncertain for a US swing that included the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open.

"We are disappointed that Rafa will not be able to compete for the title at this year's BNP Paribas Open", said Tommy Haas, Tournament Director.

He lost in the Australian Open second round in January, then the first round at the Rotterdam indoor tournament, before retiring from his second-round match last week in Marseille, France.

The 16-time grand slam victor initially suggested returning at Indian Wells, which begins on 8 March, would be a "great goal" for him but having since sought further medical advice, the Spaniard has now opted to skip the Sunshine Double and focus exclusively on his recovery.

It means Nadal would have been "defending" 690 points while Federer, who won both tournaments, could lose as many as 2000.

The Spaniard puts an end to a awful first quarter of the 2018 season, withdrawing from Indian Wells and Miami, the first two Masters 1000s of the season that will take place in March.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Kroos and Modric remain sidelined in Madrid training
He clearly realises that regardless of how many goals you score, you need to win trophies and you need a team to win trophies. No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Real Madrid vs Getafe match is available on here .

LL Bean bans sales of guns or ammo to anyone under 21
But many others were unhappy with the company's move, some posting on the Dick's page that they would stop shopping at its stores. A statement by Walmart also said it would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.

'A Fantastic Woman' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film
They had shared a protective bubble of bliss and tenderness that is suddenly shattered and Marina's world falls apart. A Fantastic Woman is the latest in the progressive canon, exploring the prejudice towards transgender people.

Man Shot Himself Outside White House, Law Enforcement Source Says
The Secret Service says pedestrian and vehicle traffic near the White House is being impacted due to the incident. The sound of gunfire echoed across the grounds and reporters said they were told to stay inside the White House.

Oscar-Nominated Films Starring Women Are More Profitable, Says BBC Analysis
Blige for Mudbound and; Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress in one of this year's Oscar favourites, The Shape of Water . Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf (" Lady Bird ") is a struggling mom with a wildly independent teen.

Burkina Faso: French Embassy says it is under attack
Various extremist groups have also vowed to step up the bloodshed in response to the recent deployment of the G5 Sahel force. Responsibility was claimed by a group called Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which is known by its French acronym of AQMI.

South African Listeria outbreak traced to RTE processed meat
The outbreak strain, ST6, was confirmed in at least 16 environmental samples collected from this Enterprise facility. This is what most of the patients in the outbreak that killed 180 people were infected with.

Don't expect to see a Nintendo Switch hardware update any time soon
According to the WSJ sources , Nintendo wants to keep manufacturing and shipping its current Switch model rather than a new one. Of course, that Nintendo isn't planning a hardware redesign right now doesn't mean one will never materialize.

Neymar surgery a success, PSG confirm
However, it is hoped that he will return in time for the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup. Neymar may not be able to walk for a while, but he is already carrying the burden of a nation's expectations.

After protests continue, SSC to recommend CBI probe into paper leak
I assure them that the process of CBI investigation has started, " Manoj Tiwari said. "This strengthens the democracy", said Hazare.