(EFE) – Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday that he hoped to have completely recovered from a hip muscle injury ahead of his national team’s clash with Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals later this week.
Rafa said he was optimistic about Spain’s chances in the quarterfinals, which start Friday, saying he was ready to play after “nine months that were a bit complicated” due to physical issues.
I hope to find myself without injury. That’s why I’m here, I’ve had a few injuries and I’ve faced one problem after another, but I’m very excited and returning to the competition surrounded by a team of colleagues and friends always helps. Very positive week for all.
Spain’s Davis Cup captain Sergi Bruguera said he will give Rafa every chance to be fit.
For the moment the plan we have this week is to train and go little by little. I have ideas in my head but I will decide at the last moment which players are going to play each game.
Rafa participated on Tuesday in a promotional event organized by the Provincial Council of Valencia and Mapfre, one of the sponsors of the Spain Davis Cup team, whose players were interviewed by a group of children.