Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal is optimistic he will be ready for the Rio Olympics despite heading into next month’s Games having not played a competitive match since May 27 due to a left wrist injury.
The 14-time grand slam champion has been sidelined since injuring a tendon that forced him to pull out of the French Open after the second round and miss Wimbledon.
“I hope each day to go (progress) a little bit more and arrive in Rio well prepared, although as I always say there is nothing certain in this life,” Nadal told reporters in his home town of Manacor on Wednesday.
“I feel fine, working and undergoing the recovery process. The time schedule is correct, there are two and a half weeks to go before we start to compete.”