2/23/13 5:45 AM | Johan Lindahl
Rafael Nadal heads to Mexico for the final leg of his comeback effort on clay, with the world No. 5 heading the field as No. 2 seed in Acapulco from Monday.
Despite playing the final in Vina del Mar, Chile and winning the title in Sao Paulo, Nadal confesses that his knees are far from perfect but he intends to soldier on after missing more than half a year of play on the ATP.
"The knee is not perfect, is better because it allows me to compete but also bothers me," he told ESPN. "Some days I'm better and some worse.
"But that's not good for someone who is competing and who understands the sport in a way, which is to give it best at all times."
On a happier note, the Spanird said that he has enjoyed playing in Latin America for the first time in eight years when he came as a teenager at the start of his career.
"I always dreamed of again playing the Latin American tour. It's a fantastic experience, no matter the results. It's great to play in front of people who speak your language and people who are almost brothers.
"Addressing this public I feel at home," he said before heading to Acapulco, which he won in 2008.
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