Tennis News Net Notes for September 25, 2012

Rafael Nadal tells European newspapers in interviews on Tuesday that he’s not sure when he’ll be back on tour due to his knee injury.

‘This is a day-to-day thing,” said Nadal. “I can’t predict what will happen.”

Read his interview with Reuters.


Novak Djokovic is set to play an exhibition match against recent International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, former No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in Brazil in November. The event will help to open a tennis court in Rocinha

Kuerten is also scheduled to play Roger Federer in an exhibition in December.


Bobby Chintapalli  interviewed Billie Jean King for USA Today on the subject of equal prize money.


Four-time major champion and former World No. 2 Guillermo Vilas told Argentine media on Monday that he is interested in becoming Argentina’s Davis Cup captain in the future.

Current captain Martin Jaite has said that he’ll be back in 2013.

Tennis Canada reports that Canada’s top female player, Aleksandra Wozniak has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in her right shoulder, an injury that will keep her out of action for a minimum of six weeks and puts an end to her 2012 season.

“I am keeping a positive attitude in spite of this new injury I suffered recently at the tournament in Quebec City,” said Wozniak. “I was in a good position heading into the last events of the season because I didn’t have a lot of points to defend. It’s unfortunate as I was hoping to improve my ranking (currently no. 43), but I will come back stronger.”

Once the inflammation and pain subsides, Wozniak will begin physiotherapy and physical training in order to be ready for the start of 2013 season. She expects to compete in the first WTA events of the year in Australia in January.