Spain's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced his retirement on Tuesday, after being sidelined for more than a year with a heart problem. Casillas, 39, also won the European Championship twice with his country in a trophy-laden career which included more than 700 games for Real Madrid. "Today is both one of the most important and most difficult days of my sporting life, the time to say goodbye has arrived," he said on Twitter.
The Madrid Open in September was canceled on Tuesday because of a new spike in coronavirus cases in Spain. The joint men's and women's tournament was originally scheduled in May, but moved when Spain became a hotbed for the virus. Its new slot in September allowed it again to be a major lead-in event for the rescheduled French Open at the end of that month.