Rafael Nadal Enjoys Sardinia, Healing Knee For London Olympics [PHOTOS]

Kelly Lynch | July 10, 2012 - 10:45 am

Rafael Nadal announced last week that he’s focusing on recovery ahead of the London Olympics, just a few weeks away.  He had to pull out of a charity match against Novak Djokovic after receiving the news from his doctors.

“I wish to apologize to all, especially the supporters who had already purchased tickets for this good cause,” Nadal said in a statement on the Real Madrid website, according to ESPN.

“Doctors have been examining my knee and say I suffer from tendinitis on the patellar ligament and that I must rest for 15 days, which prevents me from playing against Novak Djokovic as planned and announced. 

“I saw the doctors on Monday and began the recovery process to be fit to represent Spain in the London Olympics. We will try to look for a new date for the event.  “I will now combine my recovery with short holidays before returning to training in 15 days. Once again, thanks to all.”

Nadal, who lost to Czech Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon last week, enjoyed some time off in Sardinia with friends yesterday (July 9th).