Rafael Nadal eyes quick return after Aussie Open withdrawal, expects to play in Mexico next month
Spain's Rafael Nadal he expects the injury to heal in three weeks and he'll return to the tour in Acapulco at the end of February. AP  

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal says he had an MRI conducted on Wednesday morning and it confirmed he has a muscle injury in his upper right leg.

The top-ranked Nadal retired from his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic on Tuesday night while trailing 0-2 in the fifth set. It was only the second time in his career he's retired during a Grand Slam match.

He says he expects the injury to heal in three weeks and he'll return to the tour in Acapulco, Mexico, at the end of February.

 

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