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Rafael Nadal to rest until knee heals

Updated: August 19, 2012, 10:04 AM ET
Associated Press

MANACOR, Spain -- Rafael Nadal won't rush back from a knee injury.

"I have to listen (to the doctors) and be patient, and I will come back when my knee is well," the third-ranked Spaniard said Friday from his home island of Mallorca.

"The best thing I can do now is to stop, get fully well, accept the situation and work hard to come back better."

Tendinitis in his left knee has kept Nadal from playing since he lost in the second round at Wimbledon in June.

The 26-year-old ...

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