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Injured Rafael Nadal will miss Indian Wells, Miami events
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal will miss the upcoming Indian Wells and Miami tournaments because of a lingering right hip injury.
Nadal made the announcement Friday on Facebook. He withdrew from the Mexico Open before his first match on Wednesday, saying he needed more time to recover.
He wrote Friday “the injury I suffered in Acapulco before starting the tournament is the same area as the one suffered in Melbourne.”
The second-ranked Spanish star hasn’t played since retiring in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in late January.
Last year, Nadal lost to Roger Federer in the fourth round at Indian Wells and in the final at Miami.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.