Rafael Nadal of Spain with the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia. (Reuters)
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World number two Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from this week’s Cincinnati Open due to fatigue, the tournament’s organisers said on Sunday.
The Spaniard, Cincinnati champion in 2013, beat Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to claim his fifth Rogers Cup in Montreal earlier in the day.
Cincinnati organisers also said Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu, who was crowned women’s champion at the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retired in the final with a back injury, had also withdrawn because of a change to her schedule.
Nadal overwhelmed Medvedev 6-3 6-0, the first time he has retained a title outside of clay.
The 33-year-old Spanish world number two dominated the eighth-seeded Medvedev in their first-ever meeting.
The Russian had not dropped a set in the tournament but was no match for Nadal, who saved a break point in his first game and confidently put away Medvedev who is ten years his junior. (Reuters)