Did Nadal pull out of Cincinnati this week at the last minute or something?
- 1 year agoFavorite Answer
Yes, he did. Not at the last minute but a a little AFTER, actually. He withdrew on Sunday, after the release of the order of play for the first day – well, the first match had already started. That's why his position in the draw was taken by a lucky loser and not by the ninth seed.
That was no surprise, anyway. He doesn't like Cincy's courts (quite fast) and knew he would be seeded #2 at the US Open regardless of Federer's result.