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Tennis: Injured Nadal pulls out of Davis Cup semis

Published on Sep 3, 2012 6:13 PM
Spain's Rafael Nadal gestures between television interviews, during which he detailed reasons for pulling out of the U.S. Open, in Palma de Mallorca, on the island of Mallorca on Aug 17, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - World number three Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Davis Cup semi-finals with a knee injury and will stay on the injured list for the next two months, he said in a statement on Monday.

"I really want to be back competing and enjoying the tennis tour but I have many years in front of me and my knee needs some rest," the 26-year-old said.

"I will be back when I have no pain and able to play fully fit."