Janko Tipsarevic: ´I´m playing again thanks to Rafael Nadal´

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Janko Tipsarevic: ´I´m playing again thanks to Rafael Nadal´

It would seem that Janko Tipsarevic is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel after the many injuries that influenced his career in the last few years. At first it was the foot and then there was an injury to his knee that forced him to stay out of competition from 2015 September to April this year.

Interviewed by Telegraf, Tipsarevic spoke about his long ordeal. 'In the last three years the toughest moments happened every time I was feeling better. When I was finally starting to believe to be able to focus at 100% physically and mentally on tennis, after two or three weeks I could not get out of bed.

And every time it was like a boulder was coming, that was taking me out of the game for anything. Now that I practice and I play even more without issues and pain, I really start to believe pain will not return,' he said.

'Last year I underwent surgery and my doctor said, six weeks of rest and then light practice. But here there was another severe blow as I had to withdraw from the Australian Open. I had to withdraw because until 15th December I could not get out of bed.

I did not know what to do, so I contacted Rafa (Nadal) who had knee issues for several years. He suggested that I visit doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro, who helped me much with the stem cell treatment. I was sceptical about this kind of therapy, and instead in two weeks I felt much better,' he declared.

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