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Rafael Nadal with a different approach at Montreal

Mohit Camma
1.12K   //    08 Aug 2013, 19:02 IST

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Returning after a break post his defeat at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal made an impressive comeback with an two-set win over Jesse Levine in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

Nadal has been playing a bigger battle with the debilitating tendonitis in his knees from a very long time.

As Nadal started his campaign at one of the most physically demanding turf, which is the North American hard court strech – he chose to adopt a wait and see approach to save his best for the fast approaching Grand Slam.

Nadal’s win over Canadian player was his first singles match since he suffered the upset at Wimbledon. Nadal made a rocking comeback by winning his match in 2 sets (6-2 6-1) and rather convincingly.

“I am fine. The knee is not bothering me much,” Nadal said.

“The last couple of days, I was able to practise with no limitation. That is the most important thing.

“After seven weeks without playing tennis, you start a tournament on hard court, that is tougher for the body. You always feel a few things at the beginning,” reported Yahoo! Sport.

“But hopefully that things will not limit my chances to play well.” he added.

After making a comeback from his previous injury lay-off, Nadal was on a hot streak, as he won seven tournaments in just four months. But this dream run came to a halt against Steve Darcis at Wimbledon.


Following his defeat at Wimbledon, Nadal returned home and had enough time to rest and recover while his other rivals fought hard for the Wimbledon crown.

“I enjoyed being with the family, with the friends. It’s the summer there too … Mallorca is a good place to be in the summer.”

Nadal would face Jerzy Janowicz from Poland in the third round of the Rogers Cup.