- Title: TENNIS-SPAIN/NADAL (O) Nadal leaves hospital after successful operation
- Date: 5th November 2014
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 05, 2014) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF QUIRON TEKNON HOSPITAL IN BARCELONA CLOSE UP OF SIGN READING "QUIRON TEKNON HOSPITAL" AT HOSPITAL ENTRANCE WORLD NUMBER THREE RAFA NADAL LEAVING HOSPITAL CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RAFA NADAL, WORLD NUMBER THREE, SAYING: "I just got out of surgery a day and a half ago and I am not here to do anything else than thank you all for your interest. Everything went well. I will talk about other things when I get better, about what happened this season and about how the next one looks." CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) WORLD NUMBER THREE RAFA NADAL, SAYING: "I just want to go home. My only goal now it to stop feeling bad." NADAL ENTERING HOSPITAL AGAIN
- Embargoed: 20th November 2014 12:00
- Location: Spain
- Country: Spain
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: Tennis world number three Rafa Nadal was discharged from hospital in Barcelona on Wednesday (November 5) after undergoing a successful appendectomy.
After losing in Basel last month, Spaniard Nadal announced that his difficult 2014 season, where he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats, was over and he would be having surgery for appendicitis.
He is aiming to return at the Qatar Open which starts on January 5 in Doha, a tournament he won this year before his body started letting him down.
Asked about his condition and his plans for next season, the 28-year-old said:
"I just got out of surgery a day and a half ago and I am not here to do anything else than thank you all for your interest. Everything went well. I will talk about other things when I get better, about what happened this season and about how the next one looks.
"I just want to go home. My only goal now it to stop feeling bad," he added.
Nadal missed last week's Paris Masters event and will also be absent from the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, where he has twice reached the final.
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