Nadal could miss Wimbledon: report

MADRID (AFP) — World number one Rafael Nadal could miss Wimbledon because of a knee injury, Spanish sports newspaper 'Marca' reported on Saturday.

Toni Nadal, the reigning Wimbledon champion's uncle and coach, said the 23-year-old had a damaged right knee and was doubtful for the Grand Slam which starts on June 22, the paper said.

"We have taken him out of the Queen's tournament (June 8-14) and will do everything possible to get him there, but this is subject to medical tests," Toni Nadal said.

"There is something wrong with his knee but right now we are uncertain what the problem is," he added.

Alarm bells rang among the player's entourage in April's Miami tournament when the four-times French Open winner Nadal complained of a severe pain in his right knee.

He reported the same problem after Swede Robin Soderling knocked him out of the French Open at Roland Garros this week.

"Rafa's body has simply said: enough!" the paper said.

The latest injury scare is not connected with the persistent tendonitis suffered by the player.

Nadal is currently resting at his home town of Manacor on the island of Mallorca and will undergo detailed medical tests from Monday.

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