ATP Tour

Nadal 'healthy for Rio Open'

2015-02-14 09:05
Rafael Nadal (AFP)

Rio de Janeiro - Rafael Nadal says he's free of "physical problems" as his clay court season starts next week in the Rio de Janeiro Open.

It's anyone's guess how the Spaniard will play, coming off illness and injuries.

He's the world's best on clay, winning nine of the last 10 French Opens. But he hasn't played since losing in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, and the Rio heat will be stifling. He also plans to march Sunday in an annual Carnival parade.

It was 38 degrees Celsius on Friday with the same temperatures predicted for next week. Nadal called the conditions "extreme with high humidity on top of that."

Nadal has also slimmed down, appearing lighter than he was when he won here a year ago.

Read more on:    atp tour  |  rafael nadal  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.