PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal Pre-tournament Press conference in Brazil

Rafael Nadal is back, and it’s all about his back.

Top-ranked Nadal injured his back warming up for the final of the Australian Open almost three weeks ago, eventually losing against Stanislas Wawrinka — a match he was an overwhelming favorite to win.

Nadal has practiced little since then, getting treatment at home in Mallorca. His first test comes in next week’s Rio Open, a new stop on the ATP Tour. Nadal is cautious speaking about the back, saying: “we’ll have to see how it goes. I hope I can tolerate it.”

Photos: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes, AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo,  Buda Mendes/Getty Images South America // Source: AP

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