Coverage of Rafa’s presser today:
“For sure, for me disappointing not to be here. is the last Masters 1000 of the year, and for sure one of my favourites of the world. So was not easy decision.
“This (the injury) is not a big problem, but I have to be careful, because if I had an injury now be difficult to play London and to play well in the beginning of the season next year. I’m not worried about London.”
“I going to be with special motivation, with special allusion,
Rafa posted a new facebook photo from Paris and updated his status:
Saludos desde Paris. Mañana estaré en el torneo a las 12 del mediodía para dar una rueda de prensa y estar con los fans. Lastima no poder jugar.
Greetings from Paris. I will be tomorrow at the tournament at 12 noon to do a press conference and be with the fans. Too bad I can’t play
Based on the picture, I think we now know the true reason he pulled out of the tournament: severe hair strain.
Inés tweeted this video to me – check out around 40 seconds in. Rafa
Don’t think we get any new info, but we do get old footage of Maymo working some body parts, so…
Citing tendinitis in his left shoulder, Rafa has withdrawn from the 2010 Paris Masters. He needs to rest for a few days and says the injury is nothing to be worried about. He will spend time doing physiotherapy to prepare for the World Tour Final.
Thanks CC and Inés.