Nadal out of Australian Open

Published: Dec 29, 2012, 03:15 IST | AFP |

World No.4 Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Australian Open yesterday, claiming he was still suffering from the stomach virus which caused him to cancel his plans to return to action in the Gulf this week.

Rafael Nadal

Nadal, the 11-time Grand Slam title winner, has also withdrawn from the Qatar Open which starts on Monday and where he was due to play his first official tournament since losing in the second round at Wimbledon in June.

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