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Nadal nahilo, umayaw sa Miami Open

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Pagkahilo ang dinahilan ni world number five Rafael Nadal sa kanyang retirement sa Miami Open kahapon (Manila time).

Naglalaro sa nakakasakal na kondisyon, na­puwersang mag-withdraw ni Nadal sa second-round match kung saan bentahe si Damir Dzumhur sa 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 ng final set.

Dalawang beses nang na-medical attention si Na­dal habang nakikipagpaluan, pero atubili na ang 14-time grand slam champion na sumabak pa sa ATP 1000 event.

“Hopefully it’s nothing, it’s just the extreme conditions,” wika ng fifth-seeded Spaniard.

“I called the doctor a couple of times, but I felt I was not safe there, so I decided to go.

“Everything was fine until the end of the first set.

“I started to feel not very good. It was getting worse and worse and worse. In the second set I realized that I was not able to keep playing. I tried to resist, but I got a little bit scared to be too dizzy.

“I wanted to finish the match, but I seriously couldn’t.” (AP)