For many long suffering Rafael Nadal fans, it’s a sight for sore eyes. After months working in the gym recovering from a left knee injury, Nadal officially returned to the practice this afternoon in his hometown of Manacor.
What can be gleaned from the videos? Not much. He still is represented by Nike. Uncle Toni remains by his side. He still likes wearing his hat backwards from time to time and even though he’s right-handed, he seems intent on continuing to play tennis lefty.
A “happy” Nadal told the on-looking press that he will continue his return slowly and with great care and caution.
“We go slowly, cautiously, day by day, and see if my body and particularly the knee again accept the charges and I can be competing as soon as possible, but always within the patience and confidence that things are going well,” said Nadal via google translation.
Nadal hasn’t played since suffering a shock loss to Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon on July 28.
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