Nadal withdraws from 2009 Thailand Open

Nadal withdraws from 2009 Thailand Open

Nadal withdraws from 2009 Thailand Open

World’s number two tennis player Rafael Nadal has abruptly withdrawn from the 2009 PTT Thailand Open due to an acute injury of his right abdominal muscle.

According to Thailand Lawn Tennis Association President Suwat Liptapanlop, Mr Nadal has submitted a medical certificate to 2009 PTT Thailand Open tournament organizers. The seven-centimeter muscle rupture of the Spanish tennis player is confirmed by ultrasound and requires a rest period of two weeks.

However, other leading tennis players have confirmed to take part in the tournament. Important figures include world’s number seven Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, world’s number ten Gilles Simon and former world’s number one Marat Safin.

Thailand’s Danai Udomchoke is also qualified to play in the main draw while the twin tennis players Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana will play in doubles at this tournament. Mr Danai did his best to the second round in 2006 and 2007 tournaments.

The 2009 PTT Thailand Open will be organized from 26 September to 4 October 2009 at IMPACT Arena Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. The prize money is US$ 608,500.