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Nadal has announced plans to participate in the Mexican Open. The announcement was made by the player's uncle and coach Toni Nadal.
However, the 11 times Grand Slam winner has revealed his intentions to make a comeback before start of the Australian Open , scheduled for 14-27 January 2013.
Nadal is to miss the Davis Cup final between the Czech Republic and Spain scheduled to take place in Prague. The Spaniard has been sidelined since his second round defeat at Wimbledon 2012 due to a left knee injury.