Nadal Says He's Eager to Return to the Tour

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Nadal Says He's Eager to Return to the Tour
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Rafael Nadal sounds like he would not mind Christmas coming a few days late if it means that he can return successfully to tennis at the Abu Dhabi exhibition set for December 27-29. The outing is due to be the first for the Spaniard in six months since being sidelined last summer with a knee injury. “After this long period away from competition, with all these months of rehabilitation and now hard practice, I am excited to see the moment to play again is close,” the 11-time Grand Slam winner said in the run-up to the well-funded just-for-fun payday...

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