“Once I got back to Spain I visited my doctor and together with my team they’ve advised not to play this upcoming week.
“I was really looking forward to coming back to Rotterdam and the Netherlands since it’s been a while I played there this was the perfect year for my calendar.
“I hope to come back and play there soon. All the best to the tournament, always a top class event.”
Speaking after his loss to Tsitsipas, Nadal said: “Oh, of course sad. I lost a match in quarter-finals of an event that means a lot to me.
“Australian Open is one of my favourite events, without a doubt. So I missed an opportunity to be in that semi-finals again. And that’s it.
Published at Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:54:00 +0000