After his misfortune to Kevin Anderson on Friday in Abu Dhabi, Rafael Nadal said he won’t play the third place last against Karen Khachanov on Saturday as the Spaniard has not completely recouped from the foot medical procedure he experienced toward the beginning of November yet.
In public interview, Nadal clarified: ‘When you are out since long time prior, I had the medical procedure barely multi month back, it’s typical that I have a few torments. Being straightforward, I’m happy with the manner in which I was playing tennis.
I am pretty much happy with how the body held. Extreme match, three-set match, I didn’t play sets before here. What’s more, in the meantime, I have typical agonies after quite a while without playing, so most likely tomorrow I won’t play.
I will take a few days off. The season just began for me, it was an objective to be here, I made a decent attempt to be here after medical procedure not very far in the past, I didn’t know whether I will get the opportunity to begin the season, and I did. It’s not the minute for me to make a stage back, it’s the minute to make a stage forward, the match of today is a stage forward for me, that is the primary concern.’ Nadal affirmed regardless he intends to contend in the Brisbane Universal one week from now where he includes as first seed: ‘I’m reserved, Brisbane.My objective is to be there and play there. Being straightforward, that is my arrangement.