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Rafael Nadal Training To Begin




Nadal will start training this week and will be in the first round of Davis Cup in Belgium


Barcelona, 8 feb (EFE) .- The Spanish Rafael Nadal , world number one, has advanced today that it is "in the final stretch" of his hamstring problem and that "if everything goes well and the captain sees fit" played the first round of Davis Cup tie against Belgium, from 4 to 6 March.
Nadal arrived this morning to Barcelona from Abu Dhabi (UAE), which yesterday received the Laureus award as Best Player in 2010, and before going to the presentation of Godo has gone through the consultation of Dr. Angel Ruiz- Cotorro, to see how his injury was.
The doctor of the Spanish federation has confirmed that the hamstring injury he suffered in his left thigh during the quarterfinals against Australia Open David Ferrer is already healed.
"I feel better than a week ago and I'm ready to start when it sees fit. Now we will begin training in Mallorca, little by little, and planning, so there are no setbacks," has come forward.
If all goes well, Nadal will be under the command of Albert Costa in the Davis Cup playoff against Belgium will play Spain, which was expected to arrive in conditions after three weeks of workouts.
However, the Spaniard has warned that winning in Belgian land will not be easy: "All the qualifiers, especially when playing away from home, are complicated. In World Group no pushovers and they certainly compete against us very minded , giving one hundred per cent and on a track that they have chosen to make them favorable. So what happens the first day is important. "
After Davis, the world number one will face the first two 1,000 of the season Masters (Indian Wells and Miami) and then complete the earth European tour with tournaments in Monaco, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Paris.
The goal is not "much less" repeat its successful 2010. "With the Laureus received yesterday came full circle. You have to forget and for that year. Getting three of four Grand Slams is something very difficult to repeat, and in 2011 we have to start again from scratch, has ruled.

Nadal set to resume training
(AFP) –

MADRID — Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he is ready to resume training following a leg injury that forced him out of the game for 10 days.

"I feel quite good, I am going home today (Tuesday) to Manacor (on the island of Majorca) to begin training on the courts," he said at the presentation of a tournament in April in Barcelona.

"I am going to start training slowly, following a plan, so that there are no setbacks."

The player would thus be able to take part in Spain's Davis Cup match against Belgium on March 4-6.

Nadal crashed out of the Australian Open on January 26 after struggling with a thigh muscle tear in a quarter-final match against compatriot David Ferrer.

His loss to Ferrer deprived him of a' Rafa Slam' - a fourth straight non-calendar year Grand Slam after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open crowns last year.

On Monday, the Spaniard was voted sportsman of the year at the prestigious Laureus awards in Abu Dhabi.

source: AFP & Yahoo

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