Hopefully good news for Rafael Nadal and most tennis fans. The former No. 1 has accelerated his latest comeback bid now targeting a return at the Brasil Open in Sao Paulo on February 11.
Nadal, who withdrew from the Australian Open with a stomach virus, has not played a match since a June 28 shock loss to Lukas Rosol in the Wimbledon second round. Nadal will then play Acapulco on February 25.
Two other events – Vina Del Mar on February 2 and Buenos Aires on February 18 – are also on the Latin American swing calendar which Rafa could enter.
Rafa has not played in South American since 2005. Now the continent will see both greats – Federer and Rafa – in a two month span.
The Sao Paulo tournament is played indoors on clay.
Here’s Rafa practicing for his two February events:
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