Fiji Time: 4:50 AM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Nadal set to return

Dpa
Saturday, November 17, 2012

MADRID - Former world No.1 Rafael Nadal is finally getting good news after a long injury break: he is set to return to on-court training next week, his uncle and coach Toni Nadal confirmed yesterday.

"Next week we will be back on the courts, that's the plan," Toni Nadal said in an interview.

Nadal, 26, has not played since June 28, when he crashed out of Wimbledon in a second-round defeat to Czech Lukas Rosol.

Since then, he has been recovering from a left knee injury and strengthening his leg accordingly, and he is now ready to go back to playing, at least in training.

"Things are going well, but the doctor said we had to really strengthen the tendon, and we're doing that," Toni Nadal said.

The coach said Nadal planned an exhibition in Abu Dhabi at the end of the year, followed by an official return at the Doha tournament and then the Australian Open, where he played the final a year ago.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa's not weak
  2. Full pay while on leave
  3. Ryan's fight to help 7s
  4. Emotional experience
  5. Fear not, go to the hospital
  6. Hindus give thanks
  7. Call to probe e-ticketing
  8. FRCA officials remember fallen colleagues
  9. UN hails Fiji's effort
  10. Print media an effective cancer awareness tool

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  3. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  4. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  8. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  9. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  10. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)