Rafael Nadal will come back strong and has 'nothing more to lose' - Toni Nadal

Rafael Nadal (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal will come back strong following his early exit at Wimbledon 2013, insists Toni Nadal.

There were concerns for Rafa following his early exit at Wimbledon. In losing to Belgium's Steve Darcis, the Spaniard became the first defending Roland Garros champion to lose in the first round at the All England Club since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997. The manner of Nadal's three-set loss was also a talking point, with many critics wondering if his chronic knee injury had played a part in his downfall.

Uncle and coach Toni has since said that there is nothing to worry about, and he insists that his nephew will be returning to a regular schedule for the second half of the season. That said, he admitted that the 'King of Clay' will need to take it easy at first as he gradually readies himself for the challenges ahead.

"Rafa will come back. He has no fear of this break - he has nothing more to lose," Toni told reporters at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart this week.

"Currently Rafa is doing physical training, but no court workouts. The break is important - he has played enough."

Nadal won't be in competitive action throughout July and will make his return to the tour in August at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. He'll follow this up by taking part in the Western & Southern Open and then the US Open awaits.
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