Nadal to skip Asia swing due to knee

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MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee.

Nadal says he and his team decided to skip the Asia swing to recover.

The top-ranked Spaniard retired in the semifinals of the U.S. Open this month because of the knee problem. He had dropped the opening two sets against Juan Martin del Potro when he retired.

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1 R. Nadal 8,760
2 R. Federer 6,900
3 N. Djokovic 6,445
4 J. Del Potro 5,980
5 A. Zverev 4,890
6 M. Cilic 4,715
7 G. Dimitrov 3,755
8 D. Thiem 3,665
9 K. Anderson 3,595
10 J. Isner 3,470
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2 C. Wozniacki 5,975
3 A. Kerber 5,425
4 C. Garcia 4,725
5 P. Kvitova 4,585
6 E. Svitolina 4,555
7 N. Osaka 4,115
8 K. Pliskova 4,105
9 S. Stephens 3,912
10 J. Ostapenko 3,787
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