Rafa Nadal joins women world #1 Australian Ash Barty in skipping the tournament due to the coronavirus concerns.
He will not protect his crown this year at Flushing Meadows.
“After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal tweeted Aug 4.
<a href=”https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal/status/1290713864506683393″>Nadal Tweet on on Tuesday August 4th</a>