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Nadal confident after resuming training

Rafael Nadal pronounced himself quite pleased after returning to the court after a month and a half away due to the knee tendinitis that forced him to miss Wimbledon after losing his French Open crown.

sports Updated: Jul 21, 2009 15:18 IST

Rafael Nadal pronounced himself quite pleased after returning to the court after a month and a half away due to the knee tendinitis that forced him to miss Wimbledon after losing his French Open crown.

"I'm happy to be back on court doing what I like with a racket in my hand," said the world No.2 Nadal after spending an hour and a quarter in light training with his uncle and coach Toni Nadal.

"It was only a small workout, I didn't force anything, I just wanted to see how I would feel," said the four-time French Open champion whose last match was a fourth-round loss in Paris on May 31 to eventual finalist Robin Soderling.

"I want to remain cautious. In a week and I half we will know more. But I'm happy with it so far," said Nadal, who was planning his return to the ATP when the Montreal Masters starts on Aug 9.

Nadal was ordered by doctors to rest his knees in hopes that he would be fit again during the North American hardcourt summer season, by far the most demanding on the body.