21 Feb 2009

Nadal pulls out of Dubai

8:57 am on 21 February 2009

World men's tennis number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Dubai tournament to continue his recovery from a knee complaint.

Nadal's knee problem surfaced during last weekend's World Indoor Tournament final in Rotterdam when he was beaten 6-3 4-6 6-0 by Briton Andy Murray.

Nadal says he expects to be playing for Spain in their Davis Cup tie against Serbia in a fortnight.