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Defending Champion Nadal Opts Out Of US Open 

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Rafael Nadal has decided not to participate in the 2020 US Open citing coronavirus concerns.

Nadal defeated Medvedev last year to win his 19th Grand Slam title.

The 34-year-old has not entered the tournament which takes place in New York from 31 August.

"The health situation is very complicated around the world with cases increasing and flare-ups," said Nadal.

Nadal added: "This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel."

Djokovic and other tennis stars have indicated that they will participate in the tournament.