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Nadal set to skip Brisbane event

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Bobbie Jackson

Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will not be appearing at the Brisbane International due to an ongoing knee injury.

The 31-year-old enjoyed an incredible 2017 campaign but his plans for the new season have taken a hit due to a knee issue.

Nadal had already confirmed his absence from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi this weekend and he has now taken to social media to announce that he will also skip the Brisbane International.

“I am Sorry to announce I won’t be coming to Brisbane this year,” Nadal wrote on Facebook.

“My intention was to play but I am still not ready after last year’s long season and the late start of my preparation.

“I had a great time there and it was a great start to the month I spent in Australia. I will be seeing my Aussie fans when I land on the 4th in Melbourne and start there my preparation for the Australian Open.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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