[Yahoo] Nadal out of Croatia Open with hurt knee (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-25-2005, 03:46 PM
French Open champion Rafael Nadal announced Monday that he pulled out of this week's Croatia Open because of a knee injury. ``I have had problems with my knee for a few tournaments and it is hurting more now, so I have to cancel to not finish on the operating table,'' Nadal told reporters. Nadal, who won his eighth season title on Sunday at the Mercedes Cup with a 34th straight victory on clay,...