Injured Nadal Won't Defend Wimbledon Title

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2009 2:55 PM CDT
Spain's Rafael Nadal.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rafael Nadal announced today that he will not defend his Wimbledon title, the BBC reports. A nagging knee injury and losses in exhibitions today and yesterday appear to have convinced the world’s No. 1 tennis player to bow out of the tournament, to begin Monday. “He is having difficulties bending and it seems his treatments aren’t enough,” his coach said.