6 Feb 2014

Nadal recovering well from back injury

6:38 am on 6 February 2014

Rafael Nadal is recovering well from the back problem that wrecked his Australian Open final last month and the Spanish tennis star plans to start training again in a couple of days.

World number one Nadal lost to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the Melbourne final, preventing him from drawing level on 14 grand slam singles titles with American great Pete Sampras.

Tests on his back earlier this week have produced positive results, and in the next few days he'll move from gym work onto the court.

Nadal's due to play in a claycourt event in Buenos Aires starting next Tuesday.