Rafael Nadal Withdraws from BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open
(March 2, 2018) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open due to a right hip injury. It’s the same injury which caused him to retire from his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.
Hi everyone. Unfortunately, the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is in the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne. I won’t be able to play in Miami or Indian Wells as I need to recover. It was very painful to retire from Acapulco and it’s very hard as well to not play in the USA. I will miss you and I will do everything that’s possible to be back there in 2019. Thank you.
“We are disappointed that Rafa will not be able to compete for the title at this year’s BNP Paribas Open,” said Tommy Haas, Tournament Director. “We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery, and hope to see him back in action at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden next year.”
With Nadal’s withdrawal, Radu Albot moves into the main draw of Indian Wells.