Rafael Nadal's knee may bother him until end of month

Nadal has avoided surgery so far, getting therapeutic treatment in hopes of speeding the healing. But the slow recovery from the inflamed knee means Nadal has been trying to lower expectations.

updated: February 05, 2013 10:14 IST
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Vina del Mar, Chile: Rafael Nadal's ailing left knee may continue to bother him until the end of the month, his coach said Monday.

Nadal practiced for 90 minutes with Nicolas Massu of Chile on Monday, his fourth straight day of training since arriving in the country for his first match in more than seven months.

Nadal opens play on Tuesday in the VTR Open, playing doubles with Argentina's Juan Monaco. On Wednesday, he will play singles in the second round against the winner of a first-round match between Argentines Guido Pella and Federico Delbonis.

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