Nadal Plans to Compete at Chile Open

Following a delayed return to competitive play, Rafael Nadal has set his sights on a Chilean comeback…

Chile Open organizers have announced that 26-year-old Spanish tenista plans to make his debut at the clay-court event in early February.

Rafael Nadal II

Nadal hasn’t played competitive tennis since last June, mainly due to tendinitis in his left knee. He’d planned to play in an Abu Dhabi exhibition event in late December, but he withdraw and skipped the Australian Open due to a stomach virus.

Nadal then planned to return in late February. But organizers of the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo have reported that he entered the tournament, which begins on February 11. He’s also signed up for the Mexican Open in Acapulco on February 25.

Nadal won the Brazil and Mexican titles the only time he entered them in 2005.

The Chile Open starts February 4 in Viña del Mar.

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