We are disappointed to announce that World number four and two-time Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner Rafael Nadal has been forced to make a last minute withdrawal from the 2012 event due to a stomach virus.
This is all to worrying for me. I can’t help but being suspicious. Stomach virus? I don’t buy it. I’m thinking that knee is still not good but he can’t say because of the (good) psychological consequences that would have in some people. @pseudofed, I’m talking to you.
He has been in the previous four times this Mubadala Championship is been played, that says that he likes it a lot.
I wish Rafa the best and a strong recovery. In time for Australia, to say the least.
They are looking for somebody to replace him last minute. Who would that be? Tsonga comes to mind right away.
This is the trophy, designed by a student in an Art Competition.