Rafael Nadal withdraws from Acapulco; doubtful for Indian Wells and Miami



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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Acapulco; doubtful for Indian Wells and Miami

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Acapulco. The Spaniard is dealing with a right leg injury. No. 1 seed Nadal was drawn to meet fellow compatriot Feliciano Lopez in the Acapulco first round. The Spaniard pulled out from the tournament at the last minute as his match was scheduled for Tuesday.

The 32-year-old was due to make his fourth-ever appearance in Acapulco. Nadal won it all at Acapulco in 2005 and 2013 before he lost in the semi-finals a year ago.

Nadal hasn't played since the Australian Open. The world No. 2 was forced to retire his quarter-final clash to Marin Cilic. Nadal's is also doubtful for the upcoming Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami.

Earlier this year, Nadal pulled out from Brisbane but decided to give a shot to the Australian Open. The Spaniard concluded his 2017 season with back-to-back withdrawals from the Paris Masters and ATP Finals event.

The Indian Wells Masters starts on 8 March. Also read: Jack Sock: 'Singles is my career'