Rafa withdraws from Basel to rest his sore knee

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Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Basel indoor tournament because of fatigue.

Our champ announced his decision on his Facebook page.

I sadly announce that I have to pull out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, after seeing my doctor in Spain just after landing from Shanghai.
I am suffering from an over stressing of the knee and the problems where already present at the tournament in Shanghai which now forces me to take a time off on advice of my doctor.
After two great weeks in China, with the title in Beijing and the final in Shanghai it is time for some rest.
I want to send a special message to the many tennis fans in Switzerland which have always showed great support and respect also on my matches with Roger.
Hope to see you next year.


  1. Good decision. Relieved to hear Rafa will take what ever time is needed to rest his sore knee. He’s already given all his fans such an amazing season. Now it’s time for him to rest, relax and heal.

    Wishing Rafa a quick recovery.

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