31 Jan 2013

Nadal low-key about comeback tournament

6:29 am on 31 January 2013

Rafael Nadal has no great expectations about his return to tennis next week after seven months out of the game with a knee injury.

The 26-year-old world number five has scheduled three clay court tournaments for next month, starting next week in Vina del Mar, Chile, followed by the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo the following week, and the Mexico Open in the last week of next month.

Nadal says he's highly motivated for his return, but he'll need to be patient after being away from competitive tennis for so long.