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2019 Cincinnati Masters: Rafael Nadal cancelled to prepare for the US Open

2019 Cincinnati Masters: Rafael Nadal cancelled to prepare for the US Open

After successfully defending the Rogers Cup championship in Montreal (Canada) this morning, Rafael Nadal announced he did not attend the Cincinnati Masters for the second year in a row.

Glory at 2019 Rogers Cup seems still not enough for Rafael Nadal to forget the need to ensure 100% capability for the US Open - US Open 2019. Just hours after defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 at Canada, the Spanish player claimed not to attend the Cincinnati Masters like last season.

"I'm sorry to announce that I won't play in Cincinnati this year," Nadal wrote on Facebook. "There is no other reason than that I want to take care of my body and try to stay as healthy as possible. I still believe that the Cincinnati Masters will be successful and I wish the best for all".

Thus, Rafael Nadal will enter the US Open after attending the first start of the Rogers Cup. It is worth noting that both the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and the world No. 3 Roger Federer did not attend the Rogers Cup, but joined the Cincinnati Masters as well as the Masters 1000 system. Both of them did not play since the final. Wimbledon's history with a victory in favor of Djokovic.

At the Cincinnati Masters 2019, Djokovic's goal is to defend the championship, while Federer aims for the 8th championship.