Re: How long will it take Nadal
It's difficult to calculate because although the AO may be his first tournament back, he could be training and playing practice matches with full fitness for a significant amount of time before that. Returning in the off season is good for Nadal and regardless how many people deny it, Nadal is a huge natural talent. His confidence in big matches may take time to return but, imo, he will be good enough on returning to reach those big matches (GS QF and further).
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