Good news Rafael Nadal fans, the former No. 1 is expected to finally return to the practice courts next week with the intent on playing the Australian Open. Uncle Toni confirmed the news to the Spanish press earlier today.
Because of a left knee that has been comprismised by Hoffa’s Syndrome and a damaged patella, the fourth-ranked Rafa hasn’t played since a stunning loss to Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon back on June 28.
According to Uncle Toni, five weeks of on-court training should keep Rafa on his schedule of Abu Dhabi then Doha. And Toni didn’t eliminated the chance Rafa might play the Kooyong exo before the Australian Open.
This weekend Spain travels to the Czech Republic for the Davis Cup final. Rafa will not make the trip as he continues his off-court strengthening routine.
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