Rafa pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up tourney
Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week's Wimbledon grasscourt warm-up event at Halle on Saturday, the day before he takes on Spanish compatriot David Ferrer for a record eighth French Open title.
The Spaniard took his decision after playing for four hours and 37 minutes on Friday to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 9-7 to reach Sunday's championship match in Paris.
“The last few months have been very difficult as have the first few rounds at Roland Garros. I face David Ferrer tomorrow and cannot prepare the best for Halle,” said Nadal.