August 18, 2014 9:45 AM
By The Associated Press
HOWARD FENDRICH (AP Tennis Writer)
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Ryan Harrison during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist. Nadal and the tournament announced his withdrawal Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, a week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) (August 18, 2014 11:11 AM)
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open on Monday because of an injured right wrist, making him the fourth reigning men's champion in the last 45 years to sit out the tournament.
Nadal and the tournament announced his decision simultaneously, exactly one week before the year's last Grand Slam tournament begins.
The 28-year-old Spaniard was hurt July 29 while practicing on his home island...
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