David (via Twitter):
I am very focused on my recovery, training in double shifts to try and play Wimbledon.
From La Nacion, yesterday...
David Nalbandian has announced that he will not play the tournament at the Queen's Club, a preparatory event for Wimbledon where a wildcard was reserved for him, as he has not yet recovered from his left hamstring injury. In the next few days he will decide whether he'll participate in the third Grand Slam of the season which starts June 21.
First of all, I have to admit that I didn't check the official site for a few days - until today. Therefore, I cannot really say for how long the news item I'm going to quote has been on there and whether it was released before or after the Clarin article I cited in my last post and which said that David is by now doing some light training in the practice court again.
So there's still a bit of hope that the different and more gloomy picture the official site paints of the current state of affairs was already posted a few days ago and may no longer be entirely up-to-date...
Taking refuge in the unconditional affection of his family and helped by the ongoing support of his team, David continues to get his physical recovery underway. Being out of Roland Garros, "El Rey" is working on his return to the circuit which will take place when he feels he's back at 100% of his potential.So far, so not really new.
Without doubt, not playing the French Grand Slam has been a good decision. This time off the circuit is helping David to achieve a complete rehabilitation, just like his doctors have advised him to. The main objective is to let the left hamstring injury fully heal that David suffered and the effects of which he felt before the Madrid Masters.
As always, Unquilllo has been chosen as the place for carrying out his preparation. Working in double shifts, David is doing kinesiological excercises in order to restore the affected area. He's also doing physical excercises but without compromising the muscle in question.
But then there's that final sentence, the one I don't like at all:
The date of his return to the ATP remains to be uncertain.- Remains to be? I thought the plan was for him to return at Wimbledon. At least that was the message from the official site not too long ago. Whether this change is the result of the way David's recovery is progressing (or maybe failing to progress), I don't know. Once more, I guess we'll have no other choice but to wait and see...
I just had a look at the Boodles website, and on their list of players (which has been updated in the meantime, with more players having been added), David's name is still to be found. Of course that doesn't have to mean anything. But it's good to see that it's still there.