2021 @CincyTennis Approaching Irrelevance as Major Stars Withdraw
CINCINNATI (Aug. 11, 2021) -Rafael Nadal (foot) and Milos Raonic (heel) have withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open. Nadal was the 2013 Western & Southern Open champion and Raonic was the 2020 runner-up. Daniil Medvedev, who won the 2019 Western & Southern Open when it was last held in Cincinnati, will be the tournament’s top men’s seed as the No. 2 player in the ATP Rankings.
CINCINNATI (August 10, 2021) Three players have withdrawn from the women’s field – Sofia Kenin (foot), Serena Williams (leg) and Venus Williams.
CINCINNATI (Aug. 9, 2021) -Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open. A two-time tournament champion, Djokovic won last year’s staging of the event that took place in New York.
A 20-time Major champion, the World No. 1 Djokovic has won the first three Grand Slam events this season.
CINCINNATI (Aug. 5, 2021) – Seven-time Western & Southern Open champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 tournament due to a knee injury. A 20-time Major champion, Federer is the winningest player at the Western & Southern Open with a 47-10 record.
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