Rafael Nadal is saying the strained ligament injury (just below the knee) that left him gimpy during yesterday’s Rotterdam final against Andy Murray is no big deal. Reports say he’ll be ready for Davis Cup, although Dubai is still in question.
From the AFP:
Nadal not worried about knee injury
MADRID (AFP) — Spain’s world number one Rafael Nadal said Monday he was not concerned about an injury to his right knee suffered during his loss to Briton Andy Murray in the final of the Rotterdam Open.
“It’s muscular fatigue,” he said in Madrid. “It’s not a pain that concerns me. Really, I feel fine.”
Nadal lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to world number four Murray in Rotterdam on Sunday.
The Spaniard suffered the knee problem from the second set and took a treatment break after the third game.
He was loathe to discuss the injury after the match, saying he “tired from the Australian Open… I have to look at the positive. This was a good week for me, especially to reach this final.”
Rest up, Rafa!
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