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Nadal out of US Open with knee tendinitis

Published on Aug 16, 2012 7:03 AM
 
Rafael Nadal withdrew on Wednesday from the US Open as the Spaniard continues his battle with knee tendinitis. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Rafael Nadal withdrew on Wednesday from the US Open as the Spaniard continues his battle with knee tendinitis.

"Rafa has informed us that he will not be ready to compete at the US Open this year and has withdrawn from the tournament," read a statement from tournament director David Brewer.

"We hope to see him back on the court soon and look forward to his return to New York next year." Nadal had been dropping hints for weeks that his condition might not be improving.

The world number three played his last match on June 28, losing in the Wimbledon second round to Czech Lukas Rosol.

 
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