Nadal hasn’t played tennis since June, mainly because of tendinitis in his left knee. He was scheduled to play in an Abu Dhabi exhibition event in late December, but a stomach virus forced him to withdraw and skip the Australian Open.
He then planned to return in late February. But on Tuesday, organizers of the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo said he enter the tournament, which begins on Feb. 11. He’s also signed up for the Mexican Open in Acapulco on Feb. 25.
He won the Brazil and Mexican titles the only time he entered them in 2005.
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