Injured Nadal withdraws from Brisbane

Rafa retires from yet another hard court tournament

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane

Rafael Nadal retires from another hard court tournament!

The world no.2 managed to complete only 1 event on hard court in the previous season, and now he withdraws from the second consecutive time in a hard court event. In fact, After not playing the final for the 3rd place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, he pulls out also from the Brisbane International where he was seeded no.1.

Why Nadal withdrew from Brisbane

During a press conference, Rafa explained

“I did an MRI, and it shows a small staring on my left thigh. I tried to play, I wanted to play, but recommendations from the doctors (were otherwise)

It’s a small thing that can become a lot bigger. When you compete the intensity on the muscle, it can get worse. I feel better than I did four days ago. It’s a risk to damage my body for one month if I play here.”

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Let’s hope that he will be ready for the Australian Open, but it seems that his body can’t take it anymore.

In the meantime, the Spaniard should play the Fast4 Tennis exhibition in Sydney. The overall impression is that he will pull out from that as well.