Rafael Nadal is out of the French Open with a wrist injury

The Spaniard won't be able to add to his haul of titles on French soil

Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros, French open,

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Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from this year's French Open thanks to a wrist injury. 

The nine-time champion will not be able to reutrn to the venue where he has had so much success in the past. He was due to play in the third round against Marcel Granollers. 

Speaking at a press conference, Nadal noted that he was suffering with the injury in the lead up to the tournament. 

"I arrived here with a little bit of pain, but something that I was able to manage. Every day it was a little bit worse, we tried to do all the treatments possible every single day, we spent a lot of hours here working so hard to try to play. 

"Yesterday I played with an injection on the wrist [...] but last night I started to feel more and more pain and today I could not move the wrist very much."

He added that while it was not broken, if he kept playing then the likelihood is that he would suffer a break. 

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Nadal also added that had it not been the French Open, he would not have risked it, given the seriousness of the injury.