Monaco: Rafael Nadal will talk about almost anything except his knee injury as he bids to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth straight time.
The Spaniard has made an impressive return to the circuit after seven months out with a left knee injury, reaching the final of the four tournaments he's played in - winning three - and racing to a career best 17-1 start to the season.
"A lot of talk about the knee for the last year, and I think it's not good to talk about that anymore. I'm here and competing and so I prefer to focus on the tennis," the 26-year-old Nadal said Monday. "Talking (about) the knee every day doesn't help ... (whether) the knee is 50, 90, 80, 100 percent doesn't change the situation that I am going to be in."