Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up at Halle

The seven-time French Open champion Nadal says he is focussed on the final against countryman David Ferrer and he will not be best prepared for the Halle ATP.

updated: June 08, 2013 22:25 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week's Wimbledon grasscourt warm-up event at Halle on Saturday, the day before he takes on Spanish compatriot David Ferrer for a record eighth French Open title.

The Spaniard took his decision after playing for four hours and 37 minutes on Friday to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 9-7 to reach Sunday's championship match in Paris.

"The last few months have been very difficult as have the first few rounds at Roland Garros. I face David Ferrer tomorrow and cannot prepare the best for Halle," said Nadal.

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