Injured Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells, Miami

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (C) leaves a press conference in Acapulco, Mexico, 27 February 2018. Nadal, second on the ATP world list, announced he is withdrawing from the Mexican Open due to a recurrance an injury. Photo: backpagepix

LOS ANGELES - World number two Rafael Nadal announced his withdrawal from this month's ATP Masters events in Miami and Indian Wells on Friday, citing a leg injury which forced him to pull out the Mexican Open.



Nadal said in a statement on Facebook the injury which flared in Acapulco this week was in the same area as the hip problem that led to his exit from the Australian Open in January.



"I won’t be able to play in Miami or Indian Wells as I need to recover," Nadal said.


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