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Nadal won't defend title at Western & Southern Open

Rafael Nadal (Photo: Wikicommons) Rafael Nadal (Photo: Wikicommons)

Rafael Nadal has announced he will not play in the 2014 Western & Southern Open after undergoing an MRI on his injured right wrist. Nadal won last year's tournament in Mason, and won't return to defend his title next month.

Nadal has also withdrawn from the ATP Masters 1000 in Toronto, and expects to miss 2-3 weeks.

"I'm extremely disappointed that I am unable to defend my titles and compete in Toronto and Cincinnati this year," said Nadal. "I was looking forward to coming and playing again after my great results last year. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support."

Nadal is one of five players to withdraw from the Western & Southern Open field. The tournament runs August 9-17 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

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