Rafael Nadal: 'It's impossible for me to play now'

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Rafael Nadal: 'It's impossible for me to play now'

In the press conference on Tuesday, Rafael Nadal explained in detail his withdrawal from the Abierto Telcel in Acapulco where he was supposed to face Feliciano Lopez in the first round. 'Yesterday (Monday), during the last practice session, I felt pain,' the world no.

2 said about his ongoing hip injury. 'Doctors told me that at this moment, it's impossible for me to play now. I tried until the last moment, I don't like to retire. I am sorry for all the fans and organizers of the tournament.

I was very willing to play here where I have many good memories, I really hoped to do well. I was training well as well, it's hard for me.' He also added, 'Now the only thing that matters is to visit my doctor in order to understand the kind of lesion.

Only when I will know the origin of the problem, I will be able to think about coming back. If it will be in Indian Wells, great. If it will be in Miami, good. Otherwise, it means I will be back directly on clay.' ALSO READ: Toni Nadal: 'Roger Federer is better, he is the best'