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Rafa Nadal to rest for Olympics

Updated: July 4, 2012, 11:10 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Citing tendintis in his knee, world No. 2 ranked Rafael Nadal on Wednesday pulled out of a charity tennis match against Novak Djokovic at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium to rest for the Olympic Games.

Czech Lukas Rosol upset Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon last week. Nadal had planned to play an exhibition match against top-ranked Djokovic at Real's home stadium on July 14.

"I wish to apologize to all, especially the supporters who had already purchased tickets for this good ...

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