Shanghai Masters: Nadal savouring winning feeling after injury hell

Shanghai: World number one Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday he enjoys every triumph like never before in the wake of coming back to crest shape this year following a progression of wounds.

The 31-year-old Spaniard won his 6th title of the year on Sunday in Beijing, straight from lifting his third US Open title. Nadal’s resurgence after injury is one of the tennis storylines of 2017 alongside the comparable revival of old opponent Roger Federer.

Talking at the Shanghai Masters, where Federer is additionally playing, Nadal stated: “obviously it is a pleasant inclination (to win a competition after injury).

“However, it is an inclination that I as of now had a couple of times in my profession. Obviously, it isn’t the positive thing, since it’s better don’t have injuries.

“However, in the meantime the wounds, the main positive thing about the injury is the point at which you return and when you have achievement, you welcome it even considerably more.”

Nadal, a 16-time Grand Slam winner who has experienced knee issues for quite a while, plays unseeded American Jared Donaldson in his opener in Shanghai. The last is on Sunday. He said on the eve of the match that he has learnt to adjust his playing style as he achieves the peak of one of the colossal tennis vocations.