Seeking his first career title in Miami, Rafael Nadal’s preparations took a tumble this afternoon when the former No. 1 fell during practice.
Not much else is known about the fall, only speculative pictures from social media.
— Sherman (@shermanur) March 23, 2015
More pics of Nadal after the fall.Explaining to the physio what happened and then left the court. pic.twitter.com/5PWdetco39
— chiara gambuzza (@ChiaraGamTWI) March 23, 2015
He appeared to roll his left ankle, took off his shoe and sock, and walked off the court gingerly. But within an hour, there was no noticeable limp as he headed to his car in the parking lot. His press agent, Benito Perez Barbadillo, said Nadal was OK and expected to play later this week.
Nadal has been in Miami since losing last Friday to Milos Raonic in the Indian Wells quarterfinals.
“Rafael is close to what you need to do a good tournament, but when you come from a defeat always have doubts, but as a starting point Indian Wells has been very good and I ended up happy,” Toni Nadal said to IB3 via translation.
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