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Injured Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

By Opta

Brisbane, January 2: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to a thigh injury on Wednesday (January 2).

The 17-time grand slam champion was due to start his season with a second-round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but pulled out of the tournament on Wednesday.

Nadal revealed he wanted to compete, but was advised not to by doctors after suffering a small strain of his left thigh.

"I did an MRI and it shows a small staring on my left thigh," the Spaniard said. "I tried to play, I wanted to play, but recommendations from the doctors ," signed off Nadal.

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    Story first published: Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 15:50 [IST]
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