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Nadal leaves hospital after surgery
BARCELONA, Spain (AP):
Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital yesterday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.
"Everything went well. It was simple, ordinary surgery," Nadal told reporters after walking out alone from the Quiron Teknon hospital.
Nadal gave no timetable for
his return to tennis, saying he would start training when he had recovered fully.
The Spaniard attempted to play through suspected appendicitis last month. He tried to treat the condition with antibiotics before opting for surgery.
Nadal's appendix was removed on Monday using laparoscopy, or keyhole
surgery, a statement said.
Doctors said Nadal could return to full training after about a month of post-
Because of the surgery, Nadal will miss the ATP Finals in London.
Rain completely ruins final one-dayer
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):
Rain had the final say in the one-day series between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A, washing out the third and final game at the Sinhalese Sports Club without a ball bowled yesterday.
Adverse weather plagued
the entire series, curtailing Windies A's run chase in the first game in Dambulla and sending them to a six-run defeat under the Duckworth/Lewis method.
In Monday's second game, rain reduced the contest to 38 overs per side before ending Sri Lanka reply to the visitors' 193, after only 13 deliveries.
West Indies A conceded the series 1-0.