Here are the words of Uncle Toni:
"In 2009, the doctors informed us that he should take a long break and we have not done so, now there is no remedy other than rest. Rafa has a problem with his hamstrings but his career is not in danger. He has a sharp pain in the knee cap that forces him to rest longer than expected. Dr. Gonzalez believes that the degeneration of the tendon can be cured by one to three months. He is looking for a conservative treatment that can avoid the surgical operation.”
After the declarations of the past, Benito Barbadillo, the press officer of Rafael Nadal, gave a brief telephone interview to Sky Sport 24.
When asked what problems Nadal is experiencing, these were his words:
"The problem is always the same knee (Toni stated that it is different from the usual.) He is not going to the U.S. Open because he is not yet ready to compete. When is he coming back? He may come back soon, Nadal needs to compete. He’s young and also he likes to spend time with friends and going to the beach, but his concern is his tennis."
"Rafa is disappointed especially about the flagship in London because he knows it could never happen again on such an occasion. But it hurts to not be in the U.S. Open too. Is his career over? It has been said many times, for example after the surrender at Wimbledon 2009, but he came back to win after each stop. It has also been said about Federer, but look what he's doing this year. We are happy for him; we're like in tennis a small family. Rafa will return, and he will come back stronger than before. "