8.6 C
New York
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Home World News Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S. Open title, Rafael Nadal out due to...

Bianca Andreescu will defend U.S. Open title, Rafael Nadal out due to pandemic


Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles championship, will defend her women’s title at the U.S. Open, but defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he will skip it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday.

“The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote.

Andreescu, 20, is ranked No. 6 in the world rankings but hasn’t played since October because of injury. She defeated Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final last September to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles championship.

Nadal, 34, of Spain called sitting out the tournament scheduled to begin Aug. 31 in New York “a decision I never wanted to take,” but added that he would “rather not travel.”

It puts on hold Nadal’s bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles.

The current No. 1-ranked woman, Ash Barty of Australia, had already announced she would miss the U.S. Open.



Source link

Today news
Today News 1 runs four of the western GTA’s most influential media websites, offering news, food, lifestyle and entertainment coverage for millions to the Golden Horseshoe and GTA regions. The independently-run, online news source was founded in 2019 and specializes in everything from breaking news to food and restaurant, arts and entertainment and lifestyle coverage.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Bell Island’s got an explosive problem — and these military divers are back to defuse it

Military divers have returned to Newfoundland waters to finish a job that began two years ago: removing ammunition and explosives from vessels sunk during...

The invisible reasons mosquitoes prefer some people over others

Bad news for fans of having a beer while out on a hike or camping trip.  That tasty alcohol? Mosquitoes seem to...

Montreal conservationists work to save vanishing Monarch butterflies from extinction

At his home on Montreal's south shore, Roger Giraldeau makes his way to his nursery. Opening the door, he delicately lifts up...

Parks Canada takes steps to protect rare flower found only in N.W.T. park reserve

Not much is known about the Nahanni aster, but the flower has become a species of special interest to flora aficionados.  The plant...

Recent Comments