Sympathies for Rafael Nadal – Spaniard out of the US Open due to knee injury
The US Open will miss the stardom of the energetic Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who is forced to quit from the tournament due to tendinitis in his left knee. The Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who has enjoyed healthy rivalry with Rafael Nadal since day one, expressed surprise and concern over Rafael Nadal’s exit.
The world number one Roger Federer informed that he had personal chat with Roger Federer and he informed him that his knee “wasn't looking good at all”.
Roger Federer, who won the Wimbledon and a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics during the last three months, is now one of the favorites to win the US Open.
However, Great Britain star Andy Murray could come up with huge upset once again. The Scotsman recorded a stunning form against Roger Federer at the Olympics to win the gold medal in tennis. So the odds of Andy Murray performing the unthinkable are pretty good.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is expected to take a long break from tennis. Rafael Nadal has been suffering from nagging knee injuries for the past two years now.
The 26-year-old tennis star is considered to be one of the best players on the planet. As a matter of fact Rafael Nadal ruled on top of charts for a long period, but his knee injury made him fall.
“It's not a surprise, because I wrote him and he told me it wasn't looking good at all,” Roger Federer said. “I kind of saw it coming. But obviously when it's official it's disappointing for tennis, there's no doubt about it.
“I would love to have him in the draw. With 12 days before the Open you figure he might still have time to fix what he has to fix to get ready.
“If he pulls out that early before the Open, it must be something serious. That's what is sort of scary. There is obviously the whole debate going on if he is going come back for this year.
“I hope in hindsight this is a very smart decision by him. But it's obviously a big blow and disappointing news for the tennis world.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by the second seeded Novak Djokovic and fourth seeded Andy Murray.
“He's a great competitor, somebody I know really well on and off the court,” Novak Djokovic said. “I'm sure that if he was able to perform in US Open he would come. So I wish him a quick recovery.”
Andy Murray knows all about how frustrating knee injuries can become. The Brit has been dealing with his own knee problems since Olympics.
“I'm disappointed for him, it's obviously tough,” Andy Murray said. “He's had trouble with his knees in the past. So I hope he can rest, doesn't come back too early, and gets them fixed so he can get back to playing his best tennis.”