Rafael Nadal is eager to trade in his backstroke for his backhand.
Swimming as part of his rehabilitation from a left knee injury, Nadal said he has been more encouraged recently about his progress and hopes to resume practice soon. He didn't rule out playing next month in the ATP World Tour Finals or Davis Cup final, but added that such a quick return would be difficult.
"I don't want to put any goals to play a tournament," Nadal said Tuesday. "I want to go day by day. I go every day to the gym and the swimming pool to continue with my recovery. I am trying to not think that far."