Nadal starts training to bounce back from Wimbledon loss

Johannesburg: French Open Champion Rafael Nadal has resumed training, and is looking to bounce back from his shock first-round exit at Wimbledon, as he starts his hard court season in Montreal on August 5.

Nadal`s uncle and Coach Toni clarified that the player is currently at home in Mallorca and has plans to participate in tournaments in Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open.

Nadal had suffered his worst loss in his Grand Slam career when he lost in a straight-sets defeat to Belgian Steve Darcis in the first round at Wimbledon.

However, Coach Toni Nadal said that the Spaniard had no fear of the hard court surface and he had nothing more to lose, adding that he is doing physical training, but no racquet workouts.

Before Wimbledon, Nadal had reached the final of all nine tournaments he had entered since his return from a seven-month injury lay-off, winning seven of them, the report added.