World primary Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his deliberate season opener at an exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi on account of lingering health considerations simply three weeks forward of the Australian Open.
Nadal, 31, was compelled to tug out of the 2017 season-ending ATP Masters final month on account of a knee damage after an exhausting season during which he gained the French and US Opens.
“It was a tough 2017 and I need to take my calendar in a different way in order to be ready,” Nadal informed the Mubadala World Tennis Championships web site.
“For this reason, I have sadly announced to the organisers and now to you fans that I won’t play this time in Abu Dhabi.”
Spanish sports activities every day AS reported that Nadal needed to halt his deliberate coaching schedule in his native Mallorca this week to hunt medical consideration in Barcelona because of the niggling knee damage.
Nadal nonetheless plans on going for a 17th Grand Slam of his profession in Melbourne subsequent month.
The Spaniard might be changed by compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut for the six-man occasion over three days from December 28-30.