onthe45 asked in SportsTennis · 7 months ago

Did Nadal pull out of Cincinnati this week at the last minute or something?

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    Yes, he did. Not at the last minute but a a little AFTER, actually. He withdrew on Sunday, after the release of the order of play for the first day – well, the first match had already started. That's why his position in the draw was taken by a lucky loser and not by the ninth seed.

    That was no surprise, anyway. He doesn't like Cincy's courts (quite fast) and knew he would be seeded #2 at the US Open regardless of Federer's result.

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