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Rafael Nadal solved in a hard time the first round of US Open after defeating Australia of South African origin Alun Jones 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. After the match, he's revelaed that the left knee injury suffered last Sunday made him consider to withdraw from the American tournament.
"Two days ago I considered to withdraw. But yesterday and today I already had decided to play because I was feeling better", has said the Balearic player who will play against against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in the second round. "After suffering a sharp pain now I have a tendon more inflamated than the normal. That obliges me to force the other leg, the one that I injured in Wimbledon".
"The only way to heal it is resting but it's difficult to stop now. In a Grand Slam you have to play 100% and all of us like to be part of this type of meets. You can't do anything. It's an important tournament for everybody, but I'm calm because I did what I could". The number two of the World has explained that against Alun Jones "i've haven't felt pain because I've not looked for it either. I've tried to not force or stop abruptly". The Spanird hopes he gets better in the following days "I hope to improve to give more than today. From two days to now I've improved a lot. I have tomorrow and Friday (I play at night) to recover. Playing this way is not good. If you are 100% you get out".