Nadal recovering well from back complaint, tests show

MADRID Wed Feb 5, 2014 12:51am IST

Rafael Nadal of Spain cries after being defeated in the men's singles final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Rafael Nadal of Spain cries after being defeated in the men's singles final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 26, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

A statue of Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, is carried in a taxi to a place of worship on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

During Ganesh Chaturthi idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and will be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with Hindu faith.  Slideshow 

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)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

U.S. Open

Reuters Showcase

Golf Championship

Golf Championship

Henley leads, McIlroy two behind at Deutsche Bank  Full Article 

Post-Suarez Era

Post-Suarez Era

Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass   Full Article 

No Dutch Trio

No Dutch Trio

Dutch lose trio for upcoming internationals  Full Article 

Barca Product

Barca Product

Barca academy graduates stealing early-season limelight  Full Article 

Wei Sorry

Wei Sorry

Lee sorry after another final failure on national day  Full Article 

Premier League

Premier League

Liverpool thump toothless Spurs, Arsenal held by Leicester  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage