Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal has revealed that the Spaniard is hoping to recover from his knee injury by the end of next month, according to a report on Tennis365.
The current world number one was forced to withdraw from his US Open semi-final encounter with Juan Martin del Potro after picking up a knee problem and he has also decided to miss the China Open and the Shanghai Masters.
Nadal is focusing on his recovery and did not want to risk making the injury worse. However, his recovery is seemingly going well and he is on course to return for the final ATP Masters 1000 event of the year – the Paris Masters.
His uncle said:
In the last conversation we had Rafa told me that he will be back in Paris and that he won’t play the Asian swing because he would not be ready to compete.
“There is no reason to force the return. He already has experience and if he forces it gets complicated. At 32 years what he needs to do is what he is doing, taking care and not being in a rush.
Nadal himself said:
It’s important to learn from mistakes and know when to stop in order to avoid more serious thing.
I am a sportsman and the goal is to reach the limit in all the aspects, and the limit between being able and not be able is split by a very soft line during which you can make a mistake.
“his year I had a very cautious schedule and despite it, I suffered two hard injuries. Coming back from injuries gives you an enormous satisfaction.