…or at least that’s the word used by Iain Rogers in this Reuters article.
“Right now, this week and these first few days back, it’s a matter of taking things slowly,” Nadal said in a courtside interview after his first training session of the month.
“I think things are progressing very well,” added the 23-year-old Spaniard. “I have been working with the appropriate machines to help the tear heal as quickly as possible and also done a lot of physical work in the gym.”
In regards to Indian Wells:
“It’s a tournament where I have almost always played well,” Nadal said. “Let’s see what happens.
“It’s the first event I will have played for a month and a half and it’s always more difficult to start like that. I am hoping to play well and build confidence for a strong start to the claycourt season.”
Talking about if he should take a prolonged break to regain complete fitness:
“I am very content with what I am doing and I feel very lucky to be playing tennis,” said Nadal.
“I am not planning right now to do anything else than dedicate my life to playing tennis.”
In regards to the upcoming Davis Cup tie:
“It could be a bit early to come back,” he said. “I’ll see how things go for me physically but I would need to be ready in about a week and a half and I think that taking things slowly would be more prudent.”