Rafa Roundup: Spanish federation says Nadal’s recovery is going according to plan

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Nadal, who is wearing a cast on his right wrist, is continuing to train in Majorca with a view to returning at the year’s final Grand Slam event in New York. “Following a scan and clinical evaluation, his progress is on track, although he will still have tests from time to time,” the Spanish federation reported on their website.

Hoy ha pasado control en la Clínica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis por los Doctores Ruiz-Cotorro, médico personal del jugador y director del centro, y Jaume Vilaró y Ramon Balius, que forman parte del equipo de médicos de confianza del jugador. Tras el control ecográfico y la valoración clínica realizados, su evolución va por los cauces previstos, no obstante seguirá pasando controles de forma periódica.

When Rafael Nadal recently announced that a right wrist injury would force him to miss August tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, it was widely assumed the U.S. Open would soon follow. An injury serious enough to miss two Masters 1000 tune-up events surely wouldn’t heal by the Open, which begins three weeks from today. But judging by recent posts on Nadal’s Facebook page, that knee-jerk reaction may have been too hasty. This photo, posted on Monday, shows Nadal practicing serves with his Uncle Toni dutifully watching nearby. You can see Nadal’s splint on his right wrist.

However, Rafael has been able to practice nonetheless, since he is left-handed. “I am optimistic and confident that he will be at the US Open,” Toni told Spanish website Punto de Break. “He might be short on match play but grand slams are always long. You start, and if you are lucky enough to have a good draw in the early rounds then you can find your form. “Rafa is not a beginner who needs many matches, he knows what he needs to do.”

El español Rafael Nadal, actual número 2 del mundo del ránking ATP, publicó en sus cuentas oficiales de Facebook y Twitter que continúa entrenándose “con ganas y optimismo” para recuperarse de sus dolencias en la muñeca derecha.

It seems clear that his body is telling him to slow down. It’s better to miss tournaments by choice than through injury. With only two mandatory ATP tournaments remaining after the U.S. Open—The Shanghai Masters, which begins on Oct. 5, and the Paris Masters, on Oct. 27—Nadal might be best served by resting up until the Australian Open comes around in January next year.

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VIDEO: Federer’s Racket Revealed – Nadal’s Injured Wrist – Sharapova Douses Coach (via Tennis Now)

10 comments

  1. Let’s hope and pray our favorite tennis player, Rafa will fully recover from his injury, otherwise,watching the tournament without him is not that so enjoyable and entertaining.

  2. I miss Rafa so much at Roger’s Cup tennis is not exciting without him! very boring and these players are so boring ! Rafa I love you and will be dreaming about you until I meet you in person! When will this happen Rafa? When is my dreams going to come true to see you play live tennis?

  3. Yes I agree I’m so ready for rafa to come back I want him 100%though nothing less otherwise it won’t do him anygood for a quick upset I want him to win the us open proving once again he is the best vamos rafa

  4. —Predictions for Rafael Nadal for Remainder of 2014 ATP Season (via bleacherreport.com)
    With only two mandatory ATP tournaments remaining after the U.S. Open—The Shanghai Masters, which begins on Oct. 5, and the Paris Masters, on Oct. 27—Nadal might be best served by resting up until the Australian Open comes around in January next year—

    People write/talk crap year after year!!! Commitment players (top 30 in 2013 year-end ranking) MUST play at least one ATP-500 tournament following the US Open! Also, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is a MANDATORY event (if player has qualified)!
    Rafa hasn’t played for years more tournaments than needed according to the ATP rules!
    Rafa has talked for years that the ATP rules has to be changed!

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