QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN 2013
Nadal Withdraws From Doha And Australian Open
by ATP Staff|
"My knee is much better and the rehabilitation process has gone well as predicted by the doctors, but this virus didn’t allow me to practise this past week and therefore I am sorry to announce that I will not play in Doha and the Australian Open, as we had initially scheduled,” said Nadal.
“I will have to wait until the [Abierto Mexicano Telcel] Acapulco tournament to compete again although I may consider to play before [that] at another ATP World Tour event.”
Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, Nadal’s doctor and Director of the Centro Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis, said, “Last week, Rafa Nadal suffered a viral process that provoked a gastroenteritis with high fever for four or five days.”