Nadal says ailing left wrist bothers him only on forehand

Nadal says ailing left wrist bothers him only on forehand

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Dhaka – Rafael Nadal says his ailing left wrist bothers him on his forehand but not on his backhand or serve.The 14-time major champion elaborated on the injury Sunday after his Olympics ended with a loss to Kei Nishikori in the bronze medal match. He says that “without a doubt it’s been a positive week in all aspects – I’ve played for many hours and the wrist at least didn’t get worse.”In his first tournament since withdrawing from the French Open 2½ months earlier, Nadal won doubles gold with Spanish teammate Marc Lopez and reached the semifinals in singles. He says that “this week will help me to move forward.”He rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set Sunday, but Nishikori outlasted him for a 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3 victory.Nadal says: “I was too tired.”

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