Rogers Cup champions Andreescu and Nadal withdraw from the next tournament
Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the winner's trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States during Rogers Cup tennis finals tournament action in Toronto on Sunday, August 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 8:26AM EDT
MASON, Ohio -- The Rogers Cup champions have decided to take a break this week after capturing titles on Sunday.
Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., and Spain's Rafael Nadal both withdrew from the Western and Southern Open late Sunday night.
They are expected to return to action at the U.S. Open, the season's final Grand Slam, in two weeks in New York.
Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the tournament in 50 years when Serena Williams retired in the first set of the final on Sunday in Toronto.
Nadal captured his fifth Rogers Cup with a straight-sets win over Daniil Medvedev of Russia.