Nadal withdraws from French Open 2016, suffers from wrist injury

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Yesterday, nine-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal withdrew from this year's tournament suffering from a wrist injury.

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Cquote1.svg I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back at Roland Garros the next couple of years Cquote2.svg

—Rafael Nadal

On Thursday, Nadal defeated Facundo Bagnis with his wrist anesthetized. With that victory, he became the eighth man in history to achieve 200 wins in Grand Slams. Nadal won his ninth Monte Carlo Masters title in April.

In the press conference, Nadal said, "It's not broken but if I continue to play, my wrist will break in a few days" ((fr))French language: ‍Ce n’est pas cassé mais si je continue à jouer, mon poignet se cassera dans quelques jours. Nadal said he felt wrist pain two weeks before he arrived at the French capital Paris. He also said, "This is one of the toughest press conferences of my career".

The Spaniard, seeded number 4, also admitted he could not play with his forehand. He was scheduled to play against Marcel Granollers. Nadal has an 87% win record in Grand Slams winning 200 matches out of 230.

He concluded the press conference by saying, "I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back at Roland Garros [the French Open] the next couple of years[...] It's a tournament that I love so much."

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