Former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will return to action in Abu Dhabi his coach and uncle Toni Nadal has confirmed. The Spanish superstar has been out for over six months, uncle Toni also joked that he ‘hopes’ that Federer and Djokovic get injured in 2013.
"My job during these years have always been to face reality, even in the hardest of times. Rafa has developed a real sense of responsiblity as well.”
"We went back to the court, but I can’t tell you if we’ll be able to go back on top, I can’t know it. I hope things will go for the best. We are calm because we know this is the right direction”.
Talking about his rivals, Toni laughingly said: "I hope now Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will get injured"
Rafa, who is the brand ambassador for the Bacardi Founation was present at various charity events, but doesn’t want to rush his comeback. He did however say that when he returns he will be strong as ever.
"I work to again be the player I was before the injury, and I’m sure I can do it. My goal, when I’ll be back, will be just to do give my best. If then I’ll go back again to be number one, I’ll be happy, but I’ll be satisfied also as number 8."