BANGKOK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - World number two Rafael Nadal of Spain has pulled out of this week's Thailand Open because of a knee injury, organisers said on Sunday. The three-times grand slam winner is at home in Mallorca receiving treated for tendonitis in his left knee, which plagued him during the recent U.S. Open, where he reached the fourth round.
Actually that's good news there would be nothing worse than for him to come back on a hard court with a lingering injury.
I fully agree. However sad the fact that he is injured, it is most important that he now takes the time to fully heal before coming back on the HCs. The upcoming TMS Madrid is way more important than this tournament, and hopefully he'll be fully fit for that one. Get well soon, Raf!