LONDON (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal has resigned from the semi-final of the Indian Open tennis tournament by Roger Federer on Saturday because he stole it.
Nadal suffered the second seed from knee pain in his final against Russia's Karin Khatshanov, which the developer's intervention would have to put down.
"After a game yesterday, I was feeling something on my right knee," Nadal said to a news conference. "I did not want to talk too much because I wanted to do all the things that I did. I could be competitive.
"After qualifying on Saturday morning and feeling that my knee wouldn't let me play as well as I had to play such a game," he said.
Nadal, 32, said he would return to his country and would not take part in the Miami masters, which kicks off the following week.
“I'll go home and start getting ready to play the transition to play the battlefields ready for the Monte Carlo competition (13-21 April).
"You might feel like I'm not happy to make that decision. It's difficult and frustrating because I have played really well at this competition. It's a competition I really like to take part in, t he said he said.
Nadal chose not to take risks, unlike what he did during the US Open last year, last year the four Grand Slams.