Madrid: Rafael Nadal was all smiles Wednesday saying he felt fine as he left the Barcelona hospital where he underwent appendix surgery earlier this week.
"Everything went well. It was a simple, commonplace operation," said Nadal, who went under the knife on Monday.
"I'm doing fine," he reassured reporters
But the 14-time Grand Slam winner would only answer "when I'm better" on questions concerning a return to the court. The Mallorcan said before surgery on Monday he would need five weeks to recover.
Nadal ended his season after a quarter-final loss at the Swiss Indoors last month, missing last week's Paris Masters and the season-closing World Tour Finals starting Sunday in London.
The Spaniard hopes to be fully fit again in time for the first of next year's four Grand Slam events - the Australian Open which starts in Melbourne in mid-January.