Rafael Nadal tired but vows his best at Brazil Open

He said his worst moment during his seven-month absence was when he realised he could not compete for Spain and defend his title at the London Olympics.

updated: February 12, 2013 23:20 IST
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Sau Paulo, Brazil: Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday that he felt a bit tired after a hard but positive tournament in Chile but vowed to do his best at this week's Brazil Open.

"I am happy to be here in Brazil for the second time," the 26-year-old Spanish tennis star told a press conference. "My knee is OK...There are days when it hurts, this limits me but I have confidence it will improve."

The 11-time Grand Slam champion, who lost the singles and doubles finals Sunday at his comeback event in Vina del Mar, Chile following a seven-month knee injury absence, is the top seed at the Brazil Open, an event he won in 2005.

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