Rafael Nadal's doctor warns the Spaniard against playing too much Rafael Nadal should be selective in the tournaments he plays on his return from tendonitis, according to the doctor who has treated him throughout his career.
Nadal lost Sunday's Chile Open final in his first event in eight months.
"What you have to do in this case is select tournaments properly, enter the circuit progressively," Dr Angel Luiz Cotorro told BBC Sport.
Nadal renews attack on hard courts (Reuters) - Former world number one Rafa Nadal has renewed his attack on hard courts as he prepares for the second tournament on his comeback trail at the Brazil Open.
The 26-year-old Spaniard, who returned to competitive action at the Chile Open last week after a left knee condition sidelined him for seven months, said the number of tournaments played on hard surfaces would limit players' careers.
He also criticized a move to speed up matches by strictly enforcing the 20-second rule between points at grand slams.
"Hard courts are aggressive on the knees, back and ankles
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