Nadal ready for comeback

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IOL pic jan16 tennis rafael nadal Reuters Rafael Nadal is set to make a comeback at the Brazil Open after a lengthy injury layoff.

Madrid - French Open champion Rafael Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Brazil Open, the ATP confirmed on Tuesday.

The Mallorcan former world number one has been sidelined with a knee injury since last year's Wimbledon tournament and his hopes of returning at the Australian Open were hit by illness.

It will be Nadal's first appearance on the tour in South America since 2005.

The tournament is staged indoors in Sao Paulo. - Reuters


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