Before even returning to Spain, Rafael Nadal said today that he’ll forego immediate surgery on his appendix so he can finish out the season.
“My thought is to continue with Basel, Paris and London,” Nadal said after a 6-3, 7-6 loss to Feliciano Lopez. “It’s true that the past few months I did not have the best of luck. I didn’t have the best of luck since Wimbledon. I was playing a good year, very positive year. After that I was unlucky with the wrist, what’s going on now. Now there remains three more tournaments for me.
“Little bit of pain, but that’s not the tougher thing now,” he said. “Tougher thing always, as you know, when you have few days in bed, the process that I had. Even today the doctors told me that I was very, very lucky that I [did not need] to go for surgery straight, can save with antibiotics. You can imagine that all the treatment was little bit aggressive at the beginning. In three days I am playing.
“I am a little bit more dizzy and feel with not much power than pain. Pain, I think, is under control. That’s important. I think I was lucky for that. Unlucky for another things, but for this thing I was lucky.”
Nadal says he will still have the surgery after the season.
“Even if it’s now under control, is obvious it’s going to come back,” he said. “I don’t want to come back, to have the same thing when I am in Australia, when I am in Indian Wells or Miami or when I am in Roland Garros. So I going to do it before the end of the year.”
Nadal will return to Spain then head to Switzerland for the October 20 Basel event.
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