Madrid: After a seven-month hiatus nursing a hurt knee, Rafael Nadal is nervous about his upcoming return to the tennis court and believes it may be some time before he is back in top form.
"I have my doubts. It's normal, we are talking about a knee, so of course I am afraid to see how it is going respond," Nadal told Canal Plus television on Friday. "But I can only trust my doctors and believe in myself and that everything will be all right."
The 26-year-old Spaniard is set to play an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 27, his first action since being sidelined with tendinitis in his left knee following a second-round loss to then 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in June.