When asked if he plans to participate in the Barclays World Tour Finals or the Davis Cup finals in what would be his first matches since Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal has said “Impossible, no. But difficult, yes.”
For the first time in some weeks Nadal has said that he’s starting to feel the positive effects of all the work he’s been putting in to his rehabilitation from Hoffa’s disease and a tear of his patella tendon.
“I want to go day-by-day, I go every day to the gym, the swimming pool to continue with my recovery. I am trying not to think that far.
It has been very, very tough for me because I feel that my knee didn’t improve in the right way … but the last couple of weeks the improvement in my knee is something that I can really feel. That helps me to keep working hard doing every day what I have do.
I am working to try to comeback to practise on the tennis court in a not very long period of time.
I didn’t have in the past this long period of time outside of the tennis court, outside of the competition.
I can imagine when I come back I will need time practise and practise more and more every day, maybe that will take one month and a half.
I don’t know, the most important thing is to continue with the treatment … when I don’t feel nothing, hopefully that will happen soon, I will comeback on the tennis court.”