Rafael Nadal officially confirmed via Facebook that he has withdrawn from the Toronto Tennis Masters which begins Monday.
“Hi all, wanted to let you know that I won’t be playing Toronto this year. I am not ready to play and I hope to be back in 2014 at that great tournament that has always treat me very well. I am continuing with my recup and practice. Thanks!” Nadal wrote.
Nadal has been battling recurring pain in his knee since late June when he was stunned by Lukas Rosol in five sets at Wimbledon. For now, Rafa remains entered into Cincinnati.
Nadal’s withdrawal leads Roger Federer the top seed, followed by Novak Djokovic and then Andy Murray. All three are competing at the London 2012 Olympics and there is good reason to believe at least one if not more will also withdraw from Toronto.
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