Rafa has just Tweeted that he will not be in New York to contest the US Open.
"I am very sad to announce that I am not ready to play the US Open in NY. Thanks to my fans for their support and specially, the new yorkers."
This comes as no surprise really given the length of time he has been out (nearly 4 weeks) and no sign of any kind of actual court practice.
Where does this leave Rafa now? Will he play again this season? Rumours are circulating that he will write-off 2012 in order to give himself maximum time to be ready.
Whenever he does return I just hope it is when he is ready and can give it 100%.
Vamos Rafa, we are all with you!