Rafa Nadal will not play the Cincinnati Masters 1,000

After winning his fifth title in the 1,000 Masters of Canada, the Balearic has decided to give up the tournament to focus on his preparation for the US Open.

Rafa Nadal will not play the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 this week. After adding his fifth title of the 1,000 Masters of Canada the Manacorí has decided not to play this tournament because of the accumulated fatigue these days in Montreal. In this way Nadal will focus on preparing for his next big date on the calendar, the US Open (August 26 - September 8) .

The organization of the Western & Southern Open, name by which the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 is named announced in its social networks the absence of the Balearic in the tournament. "World No. 2 Rafa Nadal, our champion in 2013, has decided not to play the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 because of fatigue." His place in the tournament will be occupied by the Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin in the condition of 'lucky loser' after falling in the previous round. Nor will he be in the tournament after changing his calendar. "We wish you both the best and we hope to see you next year." the British Andy Murray, who will compete again in the individual draw of a tournament 7 months after doing it for the last time at the Australian Open.

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