September 3, 2012
Nadal is out of action since his Wimbledon loss in June
World No. 3 and winner of eleven grand slam titles Rafael Nadal will be out of competitive tennis for two more months. Nadal, who has skipped the London Olympics and the US Open is still recovering from a knee injury. Nadal will be not be part of the Spanish Davis cup will which play United States in the semi-final and will most of the rest of the ATP season.
In a statement posted on his official website, Nadal said "I have missed the Olympics and the US Open in the last few weeks, tow of the most important tournaments of the year and that I really wanted to play. 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. I will be back when I have no pain and able to compete with guarantee".
He has partial tear of the patella tendon at the distal pole of the patella plus an inflammation of the Hoffa’s fat pad of his left knee. The doctors initially advised Nadal to rest for 15 days, but Nadal couldn't recover quickly and is currently undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Nadal is out of action since his surprising second round loss to Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon in June. He indicated that he might be available to play in the final of the Davis Cup if Spain qualifies. Nadal will also likely to play in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London on November 5.