Sony Open Statement Regarding Rafael Nadal Withdrawal
March 17, 2013 · Print This Article
The Sony Open has been notified by the ATP that Rafael Nadal has officially withdrawn for the event. The event is not aware of the reasons for Nadal’s withdrawal. All inquiries/questions should be made to the ATP World Tour.
Adam Barrett, Tournament Director, Sony Open Tennis
“We are disappointed to hear the news that Rafael Nadal will not be competing in Miami this year, especially given his strong results since his return to the Tour. He is a tremendous ambassador for the game and has thousands of adoring fans here in South Florida. We wish him well and hope to see him back in Miami next year. The Sony Open is looking forward to a tremendous two weeks of tennis with the likes of two-time defending Australian Open men’s champion Novak Djokovic, defending Olympic gold medalist and US Open men’s champion Andy Murray, 2013 Australian Open women’s champion Victoria Azarenka, reigning French Open women’s champion Maria Sharapova and defending Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic champion Serena Williams competing against the rest of the world’s best players here in Miami”.