Nadal confirms he'll return to action in Abu Dhabi

Nadal confirms he'll return to action in Abu Dhabi
December 11, 2012, 8:10 am
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MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal has confirmed he is ready to return to competitive tennis at the end of the month in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion said on his Facebook page Tuesday that he ``can't wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi,'' and that he ``would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!''

The 26-year-old Nadal began practicing on a court in his hometown of Manacor on the Balearic island of Mallorca on Nov. 20 under the supervision of his uncle and coach Tony Nadal and a physiotherapist.

The Abu Dhabi tournament starts Dec. 27 and will feature a six-man field that also includes top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray of Britain.