Tennis

Published: Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 2:57:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 2:57:49 AM

Nadal recovering well from back complaint, tests show

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 24, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 24, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and plans to start training again on Thursday in his native Mallorca, his team said on Tuesday.

World number one Nadal lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the Melbourne final, preventing the Spaniard drawing level on 14 grand slam singles titles with American Pete Sampras.

Nadal had more tests in Barcelona on Monday and his team said in a statement they were "satisfactory and showed favourable progress".

"The player began gym work today and a decision on when he is able to start competing again will depend on his adaptation on the court in coming days," they added.

Nadal is due to play in a clay event in Buenos Aires starting on February 10, followed by a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, also on clay, and the hardcourt Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami.

(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Stephen Wood)

advertisement

  1. Moyes endures horror return to Everton as Martinez outwits United
  2. Happy Hamilton hails incredible Mercedes
  3. Zamri zooms to double in ARRC opener
  4. Super Dan looking good for another wildcard
  5. Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two
  6. Sporting cling to title hopes, reach Champions League
  7. Eriksen too strong for giant killer Min Jie
  8. JDT edge bitter rivals T-Team 2-1
  9. Min Jie creates upsets at SSJM in Seremban

advertisement

advertisement