In a new story out of Spain, Rafael Nadal admitted that his troubled knees are still… troubled. Nadal, who withdrew from the Australian Open due to a stomach virus, told IB3 via Marca during an interview today that he’s hoping his “sore” knees will hold up through the 3-event clay swing in South America.
Nadal is still set to go for his trip on Thursday and he’s still practicing in preparation in his home of Manacor. Rafa will make his singles return next Tuesday in Vina Del Mar, Chile, where he’ll also play doubles with good friend Juan Monaco.
Rafa has not played a match since his shock June 28th loss to Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon last summer.
This week, Nadal slipped to No. 5 in the latest ATP Rankings, behind countryman David Ferrer.
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