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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic will miss the Cincinnati Masters after withdrawing from the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of an abductor injury.
Cilic said Friday that "I have already started with my preparation and the progress is going well but there isn't enough time for me to prepare for Cincinnati and to be completely ready to play there."
The sixth-ranked Croat added "I still don't feel at 100% to compete at the top level and to defend my title" in Cincinnati.
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.