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Nadal Must Rest For 10 Days

Nadal© AFP/Getty ImagesWorld No. 1 Rafael Nadal lost in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has been told he must rest for 10 days with a left thigh muscle tear, it was announced on Tuesday.

After losing at the Australian Open, Nadal flew back to Mallorca where he underwent an ultrasound and MRI tests. The results, released by Doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro, revealed he is suffering from an "adductor longus rupture of the left leg."

A statement on his official website, read, "Rafa will be undergoing physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory treatments, as well as specific stretches with doctors estimating a recovery period of about 10 days starting from February 1.

"Rafa is not scheduled to play again until the Davis Cup in March."

Nadal lost to his fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Australian Open quarter-finals, which ended his bid to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major championships.

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