2013 champ Nadal out of US Open with wrist injury

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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(AP) - Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.

Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.

The 27-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island of Mallorca ahead of the North American hard-court circuit. The next day, Nadal said he had been told by doctors to wear a cast on his wrist for two to three weeks, but he hoped to be able to return in time for the U.S. Open.

The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.

It's only the fourth time in the Open era, which began in 1968, that the reigning U.S. Open men's champion is not in the field.

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April 17, 2015 07:08 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5

Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 2

Friday's Games

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 0-1) at Detroit (Price 1-0), 1:08 p.m.

Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-0) at Boston (J.Kelly 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Warren 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Karns 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Houston (R.Hernandez 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 1-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Gallardo 1-1) at Seattle (Happ 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0

Washington 5, Philadelphia 2

N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 5

Arizona 7, San Francisco 6, 12 innings

Friday's Games

San Diego (Shields 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 1-0), 2:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Nelson 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Locke 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 0-0) at Washington (Scherzer 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Phelps 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 2-0), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 0-1) at St. Louis (Wacha 1-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-1), 10:10 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-2) at San Francisco (Peavy 0-1), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE Friday

Atlanta (Teheran 2-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-0), 7:07 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Thursday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers leads series 1-0

Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2, Detroit leads series 1-0

Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2, Minnesota leads series 1-0

Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 2, Anaheim leads series 1-0

Friday, April 17

Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Nashville, 9:30 p.m.

Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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