3 Feb 2011

Nadal resting up after suffering thigh injury in Australia

9:32 am on 3 February 2011

The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal will rest for the next 10 days after suffering a thigh muscle tear during his Australian Open quarter-final loss.

Nadal was upset by compatriot David Ferrer in straight sets in Melbourne but refused to blame the injury for his defeat.

The loss denied Nadal the chance of claiming a fourth straight Grand Slam title after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open crowns last year.