Coronavirus: Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open
New York, August 05 (HS): World number two tennis player Rafael Nadal has decided that he will not participate in this year's US Open tournament. He has taken this decision due to the increasing influence of Coronavirus.
Nadal was the last US Open winner, and now he will not be able to defend his title in Flushing Meadows.
Nadal gave this information by tweeting and said that the current situation has forced him to take this decision.
Nadal wrote in his tweet, "After many thoughts, I have decided that I will not play this year's US Open. The situation is very complicated around the world.
Covid-19 cases are increasing and it seems that we still have no control over it. "
Apart from Nadal, world number one tennis player Ash Barty of Australia also refused to participate in the US Open last week due to Coronavirus concern.
A few days ago, Andy Murray of Britain also indicated that he was yet to decide whether to participate in the US Open or not.
The United States has been the worst affected by the Coronavirus that originated from Wuhan city of China, and there have been more than 4 million people infected with the epidemic so far. However, due to this more than 1.5 million people have lost their lives in US.
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