Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has shared that he is feeling better as the condition of his knee is improving and he is happy to start court training after a gap of many weeks. Nadal resumed practice on the court on Wednesday after a gap of almost five months.
The Spanish star was sidelined from the ATP Tour due to his knee problems since losing to Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon. Talking to the reporters after his practice session, Nadal said, ”I think I am feeling better, the knee is improving the right way and I am happy to be on court another time after a few months outside.
I am just enjoying the feeling to be playing tennis another time and, well, it will be another period of my recovery.” The 11-time Grand Slam champion was undergoing physical training in gym for last many weeks but he returned to the tennis court for the first time since his layoff started.
The left-hander underwent a hitting session with his friend, while Toni Nadal watched him from the sidelines. Nadal added, “I start very slow and I go day by day. I will work hard in my comeback and hopefully the knee will be ready soon.
Always you have to be careful. A few months outside of competition the body has to re-adapt everything on court and all the muscles need to start very slow.” The Spaniard is expected to return to competition at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi in the last week of December.
He would also take part in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha before the Australian Open. .