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Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International with thigh problem

Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International with thigh problem
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(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has pulled out of the Brisbane International due to a left thigh problem, with the Spaniard saying he did not want to risk an injury ahead of this month's Australian Open.

"It's a small thing that can become a much bigger... when you compete the intensity on the muscle it can get worse," Nadal was quoted as saying by the tournament organizers.

"I feel better than I did four days ago... It's a risk to damage my body for one month if I play here."

Lucky loser Taro Daniel will replace Nadal in the second round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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