Nadal ready for comeback

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.

Rafael Nadal is set to make a comeback at the Brazil Open after a lengthy injury layoff. Credit: Reuters

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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