Rafael Nadal became the latest in a series of tennis stars to withdraw from Greater Cincinnati’s major tennis tournament, organizers announced Wednesday.
In a news release, the Western & Southern Open said Nadal and Milos Raonic had pulled their names from the standings, each citing injuries. Nadal won the tournament in 2013, and Raonic was last year’s runner-up.
Wednesday’s announcement comes less than a day after sister superstars Venus and Serena Williams announced they would not participate in the tournament this year in Mason, along with Sofia Kenin. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic — last year’s men’s champion — had previously also announced they planned to withdraw from the event.
The open is scheduled to begin this Saturday, Aug. 14, and extend through Aug. 22.