17 Apr 2012

Nadal ready for clay court season

7:32 am on 17 April 2012

Rafael Nadal's fretting over his troublesome left knee as he prepares for the season's opening clay court tennis tournament in Monte Carlo.

Nadal's been suffering from tendinitis in the knee, and while he's no longer in pain, it remains to be seen how it stands up to tournament play.

The Spaniard's keen to end a title drought which goes back to last year's French Open.