In a stunning, erm, something, I guess, Rafa has announced he won't be playing in Dubai. Which isn't happening for a month and a half. And which he'd never had on his calendar in the first place.
month], then maybe, but it’s not on my calendar...
“This is my eighth year on tour and for the past five years I was
one of the players who played the most matches – I didn’t have a lot
of [injury] problems. Last year I had a few, but that’s normal if you
consistently play at 100 per cent: the body sometimes says ‘stop’."
What it all really means is that Rafa will not be one of the first players coerced into playing a "match" on top of this thing: