Nadal admits he’s not ready for the U.S. Open

While Nadal is not at his best, the contenders for the U.S. Open title are Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas both reached the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters.

Medvedev beat Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 7-5, while Tsitsipas defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3.

Also in the quarterfinals were Borna Coric, Felix Auger-Aliassime, John Isner and Cameron Norrie.

Rafael Nadal said the abdominal injury is difficult to treat and is not yet in a state of readiness as he prepares for the 2022 US Open.

“I came back from treatment but needed more time and tests with my abdomen. I’m not ready to win,” he said.