Nadal’s waiting game for brush with Brisbane
RAFAEL Nadal says his rehabilitation strategy is clear to him, but he will have “to wait and see’’ if his knee improves in time for the Brisbane International in seven weeks.
Nadal yesterday gave up his bid to complete the year- end ATP Finals in London after a loss in his first match, pulling out of a second tournament in a row with a right knee injury.
Spain’s world No. 1 said he had decided before his 7- 6, 6- 7, 6- 4 defeat by Belgium’s world No. 7 David Goffin that he would not play again in the roundrobin tournament in London ‘ s O2 Arena and resume treatment on the injury which forced him to withdraw from recent Paris Masters.
“The good thing is this is nothing new, everybody on my team has the right experience,’’ said Nadal.
Before the Australian circuit starts, Nadal has entered a rich exhibition in Abu Dhabi from December 28- 30.