Rafael Nadal Leaves Hospital After Appendix Operation

Rafael Nadal, who is eyeing a comeback in January, underwent appendix surgery earlier this week.

Updated: November 06, 2014 15:33 IST
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Rafael Nadal leaves the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix.

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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.

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