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2012 Sony Ericsson Open: Rafael Nadal To Withdraw Because Of Left Knee Pain

A tweet from ESPN's Chris Fowler has claimed that Rafael Nadal is going to withdraw from today's Sony Ericsson Open semifinal against Andy Murray due to left knee pain.

The knees of Nadal have always been a concern as his aggresive playing style leads to perhaps his body breaking down early. Nadal hopefully will be recovered in time before the French Open.

Andy Murray now awaits the winner of Friday's match between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 21 Juan Monaco on March 31.

On the women's side of the tournament No. 2 Maria Sharapova will face No. 5 Agnieszka Radwanska for the women's championship on April 1.

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