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Rafa Nadal to be tested in Spain


Two Conflicting articles here, first one says Rafa was tested in Australian & the other says he will be tested in Mallorca..I kinda favor Rafa wanting to get tested by his doctor in Spain..both Spanish articles.

Nadal will be tested in Spain

The Spanish Rafael Nadal will arrive tomorrow to his country, where over the coming days there will be a series of medical studies ultimately not made in Australia.

"Nothing, not done any study in Australia," said DEP spokesman today's world tennis number one, Benito Perez Barbadillo, contradicting the information provided a day earlier by Toni Nadal, uncle and coach of the player.

Nadal was eliminated yesterday in the quarterfinals of the Australia Open when he fell 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to compatriot David Ferrer. The Spanish said it was "one hundred percent sure" that the injury he suffered at the start of the meeting was "a little break."

"I know this is very serious, but I know I have. I know and I have located the point well," said world number one. Before, Toni Nadal referred to a hamstring injury in his left leg. He also assured his nephew that night underwent an MRI.

But Perez Barbadillo denied that the player has done medical studies in Australia: "They will be made within a few days in Spain."

Nadal flew back to Spain with "lots of luggage after a month out," the spokesman added. After getting up late today, "lunched quietly" squid, grilled fish and salad "and took the last hours" to do some sightseeing. "

Nadal heads back to Mallorca

The tennis player of Manacor departed from Melbourne, after he suffered a setback in the Australian Open because of a hamstring injury

MELBOURNE. EFE Rafael Nadal heads back to Mallorca after tan upset defeat against David Ferrer and embedded fiber breakage that occurred in the hamstring of the left thigh, pushed to the limit by the demands to which he subjected his adversary, who played the Britain's Andy Murray semifinal.

Nadal was subjected to testing in medical facilities in the Melbourne Park hours after the meeting, which confirmed a slight hamstring injury and ruled out a larger ailment.

The world number one came no more to the site of the first Grand Slam of the year and will leave for Spain, Mallorca destination on a flight from Melbourne will depart at 23.00 local time.

The physical setback Spanish tennis has suffered in the Australia Open, the second in a row after suffering a year ago in the quarter-final clash with Briton Andy Murray when he had a right knee injury, does not change in principle Nadal competitive plans.

The world number one, once in Spain complete medical examinations to ascertain the injury, is planning to have a rest period, focusing on training and then go to the Spanish Davis Cup team to Charleroi, from 4 to 6 March to contest the World Group first round.

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