« Saints' Jimmy Graham: No More Dunking | Main | Jayson Werth Sparks Nationals Rally »

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from US Open

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- 2013 U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will not be defending his title next week.  Nadal announced on Monday that he's withdrawing from the tournament due to a wrist injury.

"I am very sorry to announce I won't be able to play at this year's US Open -- a tournament on which I've played 3 consecutive finals in my last participations," Nadal said in a statement. "I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many things."

"Not much more I can do right now, other than accept the situation and, as always in my case, work hard in order to be able to compete at the highest level once I am back," the statement continued.

Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic at the French Open in June, but lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion is 44-8 with four titles in 2014.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio