Nadal on knees: ‘The pain continues’

by: Matt Cronin February 25, 2013

Tags: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal tells reporters in Acapulco that he is not 100 percent healthy yet. Nadal returned to play three weeks ago in Vina del Mar after taking seven months off due to knee trouble. The fifth-ranked Spaniard is the second seed in Acapulco, and could face countryman and world No. 4 David Ferrer in the final.

“The pain continues, but I can’t specify what the level of pain is,” he said. “There are days when there is more pain and days when there is less. It’s clear I am not 100 percent. But after all that time [off] I’m happy to return to compete.”

More Stories

The Latest: Halep, Nishikori advance; American teen Donaldson upsets Goffin

Halep says she wasn't perfect, but pleased with how she played against the Belgian. 

Bernard Tomic, to fan: 'I will give you some money to make you feel good' (and much worse)

Fans at the intimate Grandstand got an mouthful from the irritable Aussie.

10 years after last pro match, Andre Agassi visits U.S. Open

"I not only grew up in New York, but New York helped me grow up,'' the 46-year-old Agassi said.