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Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a back injury, meaning Rafael Nadal will retake the No. 1 ranking on Aug. 21.
The final Masters 1000 event before the U.S. Open made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.
Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury.
The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows said Wednesday that Nishikori will miss the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his right wrist.
Olivier van Lindonk wrote in an email that Nishikori, who is No. 9 in the ATP rankings, heard a "pop" in his wrist while hitting a serve during a practice session this week at the Western & Southern Open hard-court tournament in Mason, Ohio. Nishikori withdrew from that event on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Past U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur has pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament because of an injured right hand.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced the 33-year-old Australian's withdrawal on Friday.
Annika Beck of Germany replaces Stosur in the field for the tournament, which starts Aug. 28.
NEW YORK (AP) — Milos Raonic has become the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open, saying he had a procedure on his left wrist.
The 11th-ranked Canadian, the runner-up at Wimbledon last year, announced his withdrawal from this season's last Grand Slam tournament on Instagram on Wednesday night.
Raonic says he had "portions of the bone that have been causing the discomfort" removed Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray says he is unlikely to play again this season because of his hip injury.
The second-ranked Murray says he will miss the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely the tournaments in Vienna and Paris after that.
In a statement released Wednesday on his Facebook page , Murray said he has consulted with leading hip specialists and said this is the "best decision for my long-term future."