Yesterday, in Barcelona, Rafael Nadal went through his appendix surgery which he should probably have gone through a month ago.
The Spaniard tried to play through the pain in a couple of tournaments, but, he suffered early losses and eventually, he had to make the call of withdrawing himself from the circuit till the end of the season.
His surgery is said to have been done quite successfully and in a couple of days’ time, he will be discharged from the hospital which he is currently in.
Nadal’s representative was quoted as saying, “The surgery was alright. Rafa is not feeling any sort of difficulty. He is quite comfortable. If nothing wrong happens in the next 36 hours, he would be at home the day after tomorrow.”
“He himself would also address the media once he is able to be out of bed.”
Nadal is hoping to make a comeback in the circuit at the start of next year. Qatar Open is the tournament which he is believed to be targeting.
Qatar Open will take place in Doha in the first week of January 2015.
Nadal was pretty calm ahead of the surgery. He even posted a short message on a social networking site thanking the people who were concerned about his health.
That message read, “Many thanks to you guys for showing your concern. All set to go to the surgery room.”
This is not such a major surgery. So, recovering from it should not be that hard for Nadal. According to the doctors, towards the end of this month, he might start to run a little bit and also have a few hits on the court.
Nadal is no. 3 in the world rankings at this point of time.
Two of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams and Usain Bolt, were in Miami the other day to watch an NBA encounter. They sat next to each other courtside and they seemed to have a fantastic time out there watching the game. Both these guys were cheering for the Miami Heat team which eventually lost, but, despite that, they thoroughly enjoyed the game, both Bolt and Serena. The big smiles on their faces during the match suggested that.
Bolt even took a selfie of him and Serena and that snap has already gone viral on the internet.
Bolt, the sprint from the Caribbean Island Jamaica, has been out of action for some time because of his leg trouble. He would not take part in the events in Paris and Czech Republic that are coming up soon.
On the other hand, Serena has kept herself out of practice in the last 10 days or so just to relax her mind a little bit. She has to travel to the United Kingdom pretty soon for the Wimbledon Championships and she wants to go there with a fresh mind. So, she has been trying to enjoy herself as much as she can these days.
At Wimbledon, there would be some pressure on Serena to perform though. She had a horrible run in Paris and she can’t afford another similar sort of outing in London. Her fans would be expecting something big from her at the All England Club.
Serena had become the victim of an upset in the Wimbledon Championships last year. She had demolished her opponents in the first three matches and was looking quite ominous before being stunned by Sabine Lisicki of Germany in the fourth round.
Serena, overall, has won the Wimbledon Championships singles title 5 times so far.