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Defending champion Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open amid a pandemic

By The Associated Press. 13 seconds ago Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his attempt to match Roger Federer's men's record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision. in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. "The situation is very complicated around the world, COVID-19 cases are increasing, it seems that we still have no control," wrote Nadal. The 34-year-old Spaniard said participation in the tournament scheduled to begin on August 31 in New York is "a decision I never wanted to make," but added that "he would rather not travel." "Rafa is one of the best champions in our sport and we support his decision," said US Open tournament director Stacey Allaster. RELA...