Nadal to skip Miami Masters

Nadal has played four tournaments since he returned to action, reaching the final in all of them and winning three. It's a lot more tennis than he expected to be playing.

updated: March 18, 2013 08:47 IST
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Indian Wells, California: Rafael Nadal will head home after beating Juan Martin del Potro for the Indian Wells ATP Masters title on Sunday, skipping the Miami Masters to rest his knee.

Miami tournament officials confirmed that Nadal had withdrawn on Sunday, before he had wrapped up the Indian Wells title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over del Potro.

"The Sony Open has been notified by the ATP that Rafael Nadal has officially withdrawn for the event," a statement from organizers said.

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