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Thirteen-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is committed to making the best of the clay courts later this month despite a nagging foot injury that impacted his play during Thursday’s third round loss at the Italian Open.
“I hurt my foot again with a lot of pain,” Nadal told reporters after his 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 loss to Denis Shapovalov. “I’m a player living with an injury. It’s nothing new. It’s something that is there, unfortunately. Day by day is difficult.”
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The 35-year-old former World No.1 limped between points and was seen leaning on his towel box, grimacing in pain at one point during the match. The scene stirred up concern for Nadal, just 10 days…
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