Rafael Nadal has said that it’s very difficult for him to make a comeback towards the end of this year. A few days ago, Tony Nadal, the coach of Rafael Nadal had said that Nadal would get 100% fit towards the end of this year.
When asked whether he thinks that he would be able to make a comeback towards the end of 2012, Nadal said, “I am not sure about it. It’s hard for me to regain 100% fitness towards the end of the current season. But, one thing is for sure, I will not make a comeback until I get 100% fit. I don’t want to go out there with 90% fitness and then, discover the injury again. That’s why, I am taking so much time.”
When asked how frustrating it is for him to sit at home and watch the matches on television, Nadal said, “It’s very frustrating to remain out of the game for so long. I have missed some major tournaments in the last few months and I can’t express in words how disappointed I am. But, that’s how it goes. Every sportsman has to deal with injuries at some point of time in his career.”
“Initially, I thought that I would get fit in a month and I would be able to participate in the US Open. But, unfortunately, I didn’t recover as fast as I had anticipated.”
“The most important thing is to follow the instructions of the doctors and that’s what I am doing. I have felt considerable improvement in my injury in the last two weeks and that’s a very good sign. I desperately want to play in the Australian Open next year and hopefully, I would be able to get fit before it.”