Rafael Nadal hasn’t even played his men’s final at the French Open tomorrow against David Ferrer, but the Spaniard is already anticipating needing time to heal his left knee.
Nadal also just played a 4-hour, 37-minute epic yesterday in a 5-set win over Novak Djokovic.
“After these past months and all the matches I have been able to play my doctors have recommended to rest after Roland Garros,” Nadal said.
Rafa hasn’t played on grass since that shock loss to Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon on June 28 last year.
The 27-year-old has reached the finals of all nine events he’s played since returning in February. Tomorrow he’ll try to become the first main to win a Slam eight times.
The Halle tournament’s top seed will be Roger Federer.
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