“I want to apologize to all, in particular to the fans that had already purchased a ticket to such a good cause, but unfortunately we won’t be able to play for the moment that match in Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium on July 14th.
The doctors have been checking my knee and I suffer a tendinitis which will have me away from any practice or matches for 15 days, which makes it impossible to play with Novak Djokovic as we’d expected and announced.
I was with my doctors on Monday and started already my treatment with the goal to be ready for the London Olympic Games and represent Spain once again.
As I say my first thoughts are with the fans who’d already purchased the tickets, but also my thanks and apologies to Novak Djokovic that was coming to the event, as well as to the Real Madrid Foundation that has worked very hard together with my foundation so that everything would have been perfect.
We are going to try to find a new date for this in the future, that’s for sure. I will now work on my rehab as well as taking some short holidays to resume my practice in 15 days. Once again thanks to all.”
Nadal has also had his wisdom teeth removed this week.