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Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns

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Published on August 5, 2020 - Duration: 01:17s

Nadal to skip U.S. Open over COVID-19 concerns

Rafael Nadal confirms he will not defend his U.S. Open tennis crown this year becasue of health concerns in North America.

The Spaniard is the highest profile men's player to withdraw from the event already scheduled to be played without spectators.

Adam Reed reports.

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