MALLORCA, Spain, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal, the world's top-ranked tennis player, has a torn muscle in his right leg, an injury he suffered last week during the Australian Open.
An entry on Nadal's Web site said the player tore the adductor muscle in his right leg while playing David Ferrer in the quarterfinals in Melbourne.
Ferrer defeated Nadal in straight sets and then credited Nadal for playing while injured.
Doctors have told Nadal to take anti-inflammatory medication and do physical therapy. He is expected to recover in about 10 days and not miss any tournaments. He isn't scheduled to play again until the Davis Cup in March.
Nadal holds three of the fourth Grand Slam titles, having won the 2010 French Open, Wimbledon Championships and U.S. Open. He has been No. 1 in the world for the last 36 weeks and 82 weeks overall. The 82 weeks at No. 1 is the eight-best total in ATP history.