Nadal Declares "So Far, So Good"
by ATP Staff|
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has resumed training at home on the island of Mallorca and assured the watching Spanish media that it is a case of so far, so good.
The Spaniard was given the all clear by his doctor in a visit to Barcelona earlier in the week, having spent 10 days undergoing physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory treatments for a left thigh muscle tear, suffered during his Australian Open quarter-final exit to David Ferrer last month.
Nadal’s official website quotes the Spaniard as saying to IB3TV, “So far, everything feels good. This is the first time back I can really assess how I feel as the previous days have been all about physical training. I need to follow a specific progressive training plan so that I can adapt slowly and get back to the same rhythm I had before this happened to me.”
“The important thing is not putting myself at risk. I want to take it slowly and then next week I can take it more seriously,” added Nadal, who, Marca reports, was keen to ease himself back into training and test out his shoulder and wrists after two weeks out of competition.
The 24-year-old Nadal is preparing to lead the Spanish Davis Cup team in its World Group first-round tie away to Belgium in Charleroi from 4-6 March.