Johannesburg, Feb 5 ANI | 6 months ago

World number one Rafael Nadal is reportedly recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his chances of winning the Australian Open crown and he is planning to re-start his training this week in his native Spain.


The Spaniard Nadal lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the Melbourne final, preventing him from drawing level on 14 Grand Slam singles titles with American Pete Sampras.

According to Sport24, the team of Nadal, who had more tests in Barcelona on Monday, said in a statement that they were 'satisfactory' and showed 'favourable progress', adding that a decision on when he is able to start competing again will depend on his adaptation on the court in coming days.

Nadal is due to play in a clay event in Buenos Aires starting on Feb 10, followed by a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, also on clay, and the hard-court Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami, the report added.

(Posted on 05-02-2014)