Nadal still in pain despite French Open victory
Rafael Nadal, who beat David Ferrer at the French Open, has opened up about his knee injury that sidelined him for seven months last year. Rafael Nadal during the French Open. Nadal's stirring comeback from a career-threatening knee injury was crowned at the French Open on Sunday when he won the Roland Garros title for a record eighth time to move into joint third place in the all-time list of Grand Slam winners on 12.
It's only one," Nadal said with a wry smile when questioned again on his knee injury. And the knee is resisting tough matches like I had in Rome against [Ernest] Gulbis, David Ferrer – two days straight," he said.
Yesterday I didn't have a terrible feeling, so that's very positive news. So I am still going week by week, day by day.
After here means first of all pulling out of next week's grasscourt tournament in Halle, Germany, where he had been scheduled to begin his preparations for Wimbledon, which starts on June 24. Not the ideal manner, he agrees, to prepare for a tournament where he does not enjoy the huge advantage he has over his main rivals on the clay of Roland Garros, where he has a staggering record of 59 wins against one loss.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & Guardian