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Nadal to Miss Barcelona Open Due to Knee Problem

by VR Sreeraman on  April 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
 Nadal to Miss Barcelona Open Due to Knee Problem
Injured Rafael Nadal will miss the Barcelona Open this week because of knee-related problems.

Nadal secured the Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday for the sixth consecutive time, but victory came at a price as he will now be forced to miss this week's tournament in his homeland.
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"I regret not being able to play in Barcelona, more than any other tournament, but this year after winning in Monte Carlo I must rest my body," the Daily Express quoted Nadal, as saying.

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"I feel it especially not being able to play because it is my home tournament.

"I have said repeatedly that the long tennis season, particularly the clay-court season, is badly structured and, for me, not being able to play in Barcelona is a consequence of this," he added.

Nadal follows David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro in pulling out of the event.

Source: ANI
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