Rafael Nadal needs rest instead of Rotterdam
Rafael Nadal, who lost to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final last month, has confirmed that he will not play in the upcoming Rotterdam Opentennis Updated: Feb 09, 2017 23:47 IST
Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will sit out the upcoming Rotterdam Open after doctors told him he needed rest after his run to the Australian Open final.
“I’m very sorry I won’t be able to play but the Australian Open took a lot out of me,” Nadal said.
I am very sorry to announce I won't be able to play in Rotterdam next week. After last year's absence... https://t.co/Vj7VltxGv5— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) February 9, 2017
“And my doctors are insisting I take it easy and get sufficient rest before playing again so as to avoid any fresh bout of injuries,” said the Mallorcan.
At home after a month in Australia. Huge thanks to all of you, for your unbelievable support pic.twitter.com/zy7M0HDTHx— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) January 30, 2017
His old foe Roger Federer got the better of him in an epic Australian Open final winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3.
Nadal should be back at Acapulco in the week beginning February 27.
First Published: Feb 09, 2017 23:47 IST