The Straits Times
Published on Sep 03, 2012

Tennis: Injured Nadal pulls out of Davis Cup semis


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."