Rafa Roundup: Nadal makes visit to London

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Nadal’s uncle and coach, Toni, told Spanish television that the world No. 3 would start training again at the beginning of December, having taken a month off for the two medical procedures.

“When Rafa plays, he’s unbelievably good. I expect him to be back to normal,” said Roger Federer, who is 10-23 lifetime against the Spaniard. They played each other just once in 2014, the fewest number of meetings between this generation’s two most successful players since 2004, when they first played. “I think he’ll be playing for the biggest titles in the sport and maintaining his ranking and moving up again,” continued Federer, who is 2-0 in London this week. “I think that’s what he expects from himself and that’s what I hope we’ll see again.”

Rafael Nadal reanudará los entrenamientos el 1 de diciembre una vez recuperado de una operación de apendicitis y comenzará la temporada “en forma” el 1 de enero, ha avanzado hoy el entrenador y tío del tenista mallorquín, Toni Nadal.

“(Nadal) has a problem typical in tennis with a back joint, he had it at the Australian Open, and we have decided to treat it with stem cells,” Ruiz-Cotorro said. He said that stem cells were recently extracted from Nadal for a cultivation process to “produce the necessary quantities.” “When we have them we will put them in the point of pain,” he said, with the goal of “regenerating cartilage, in the midterm, and producing an anti-inflammatory effect.”

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  • Rafael Nadal in London (November 12, 2014)

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