By Lucia Hoffman
There had been some speculations that Nadal was in pain during his quarter final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He didnâ€™t practice yesterday and was not in the practice schedule for Friday.
Rafa Nadal was very apologetic. Â Nadal doesnâ€™t know the severity of his injury yet and will see a doctor soon. “I have problems on the left knee, Nadal said. â€œI cannotÂ I have to go to doctor, but looks like is nothing really, really different that happen a few times in the past.
“Just go to the doctor hopefully tomorrow, and hopefully in a few days, with a few days off and with the right treatment, I will be in the right conditions to start to practice on the clay.â€
Nadal repeated himself many times apologizing to fans, to the tournament , to television, “to everybody”. “I can not play today… I want to play here with the right condition… This tournament is very important to me. I feel sad.”
Lucia Hoffman is in Miami covering the Sony Ericsson Open for Tennis Panorama.