Roland Garros and Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from this week's Stuttgart tournament because of a knee injury. Doctors recommended he take a few days of rest after Sunday's epic final against Roger Federer.
"My doctors have said I need a couple of days rest. I will now get examined for an exact diagnosis," the Spaniard told a news conference in
"I only want to return to the court once I am 100 percent fit," the 22-year-old said.
Nadal, four-times a French Open champion, became the first Spaniard in more than four decades to win the
"It was amazing for me," said Nadal. "It was a very special victory for me winning against Roger and the most important thing winning
Asked what the victory meant to him, he said: "Right now I only think about the present. Probably when I finish my career, I am going to think about these things."
Nadal, who has twice won the Stuttgart Cup, said his immediate focus was to get some rest.
Date created : 2008-07-08