Fedal reunion at Laver Cup off after injury forces Rafael Nadal to withdraw

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Rafael Nadal Laver Cup action

There will be no Fedal doubles action at the Laver Cup after Rafael Nadal was forced to pull out of the final day’s matches because of injury.

Nadal was set to team up with Roger Federer for Team Europe’s clash against Team World duo John Isner and Jack Sock while the 19-time Grand Slam winner was also due to be in action in the singles as he was scheduled to take on Nick Kyrgios.

However, a wrist problem has forced him to withdraw.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will now partner Federer in the doubles while Dominic Thiem will play Kyrgios in the singles.

“Following consultation with the Laver Cup competition doctor Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his matches today due to a wrist injury,” a tweet read.

“Under the Laver Cup rules the referee was notified and Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg has substituted Stefanos Tsitsipas in the doubles match with Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem will compete against Nick Kyrgios in the singles match.

“Team World captain John McEnroe was notified immediately of the changes.”

Nadal later revealed that he has been advised to rest as he has inflammation in his hand.

“I’ve had an amazing time playing here at the Laver Cup and I’m so disappointed I’m not able to play again today, but I have some inflammation in my hand and I need to rest,” a tweet read.

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