Spain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFPSpain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFP

‘Barbaric’ – Rafael Nadal slams schedule as he pulls out of the US Open

  • Defending US Open champion takes aim at the international schedule which has been revised following disruptions sparked by Covid-19 shutdowns
  • It’s the first time since 1999 that both Nadal and long-time rival Federer will not feature in New York

Topic |   US Open (tennis)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFPSpain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open because he doesn’t feel safe travelling during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
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