( March 17, 2013) Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from The Sony Open in Miami, the tournament announced on Sunday afternoon.
|Sony Open Statement Regarding Rafael Nadal Withdrawal
Rafael Nadal from his Indian Wells News Conference:
“I cannot go to Miami. I’m very sad for that. I’m very sorry for the organization of the tournament and I’m very sorry for the fans, but we never thought we’d be able to play all matches possible since I came back.
“The doctors recommend me to be back home for a few weeks and rest a little bit and keep practicing the right way. You know, I need more power on the left leg quadriceps, so I need to keep working hard. The competition is hard for the body, so after four fantastic weeks I can’t go to Miami. I need to prepare and rest for the next one.”