Rafael Nadal will miss a further two months with knee injury

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal has been ruled out until November with a knee injury.

Rafael Nadal has been ruled out until November as he continues to struggle with a knee injury.

The 26-year-old has not played since he lost to Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon and the Spanish player has now revealed that he will continue to rest his knee.

Nadal said: "I really want to be back competing and enjoying the tennis tour, but I have many years in front of me and my knee needs some rest.

"I will be back when I have no pain and am able to compete with guarantee.

"I feel better after the meeting with my doctors and happy knowing that the evolution of the past weeks has been positive and surgery has been avoided.

"I will continue to work with the plan my doctors have established to be able to compete as soon as possible in the right conditions."

Nadal could return for the ATP World Tour Finals in November.

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