VIDEO: Rafael Nadal back and looking great after season-ending surgery

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Rafael Nadal’s season-ending ankle surgery appears to have been a success.

The world number two had a tumultuous season with injury, retiring hurt at both the Australian Open and US Open and missing a spate of other tournaments.

He opted to undergo ankle surgery in November rather than compete at the ATP Tour finals.

That appears to have been a sound decision, though, as he is already back on the practice courts.

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Meanwhile, long-time rival Roger Federer has praised the Spaniard’s durability.

“Rafa never gives up”, Federer said of Nadal.

“He plays with the same intensity from the beginning to the end of every match. It makes a difference than all the others.”

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