Rafael Nadal finally ended his 2012 season by officially withdrawing from the upcoming events in Paris and the ATP London finals.
“It’s disappointing for me to miss the last two tournaments of the season in Paris and London, but it doesn’t come as a surprise,” Nadal said. “I will hopefully resume my tennis practice soon since I am making good progress with my recovery from injury. I am not ready to compete in time for these events so I will continue my recovery in Mallorca and work hard to be back as soon as possible.”
Nadal did not make any announcement on Spain’s Davis Cup final nor on his participation at the Abu Dhabi exhibition at the start of 2013.
Due to knee troubles, Nadal hasn’t played since a stunning Wimbledon second round loss to Lukas Rosol on June 28.
Despite his absence, the 26-year-old Nadal will still be a Top 4 seed at the Australian Open which he remains intent on playing.
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