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Tennis: Rafael Nadal's comeback delayed by stomach bug

Rafael Nadal's return to competition has been delayed by a stomach virus

AP, Tuesday 25 Dec 2012
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Tennis player Rafael Nadal (Photo: Reuters)
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The Spaniard was scheduled to play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Thursday after missing seven months because of tendinitis in his left knee. But he said on his Facebook page Tuesday that his doctors ordered him to pull out when he was running a fever.

 Nadal says ''everything had been prepared'' and he was looking forward to his return. But doctors told him his body needed rest.

 The 11-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since June, when he lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon.

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