Statement from US Open Tournament Director David Brewer on Rafael Nadal’s Withdraw from the 2012 US Open:
"Rafa has informed us that he will not be ready to compete at the US Open this year and has withdrawn from the tournament. We hope to see him back on the court soon and look forward to his return to New York next year.”
Statement from Rafael Nadal:
"I am very sad to announce that I am still not ready to play and have to withdraw from this year's US Open in NYC. I am sorry since I always found great crowds and great support, but I have to continue with my recup and preparation to be ready to play in the right conditions. I want to say hi and thanks to all the fans, in particular to the New Yorkers. I'll miss you all this year at the Open!"
Sad news. I would rather see all the top players at these events. It's a given now, that Murray will move to number 3 in the rankings