Good to have Roger Federer back from injury: Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal Melbourne: Rafael Nadal says the emergence of a new generation is just what tennis needs, while welcoming back Roger Federer to help him keep them at bay. The 14-time Grand Slam champ, is on the comeback trail after a wrist problem, which has seen him slip to ninth rank. Federer is also easing his way back after six months out with a knee injury. They will have their work cut out at the opening Grand Slam next week with not just Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to contend with but an emerging new breed. "These guys are doing well," Nadal said yesterday. Roger Federer "It's great to have a new generation of fantastic players there and that's good for tennis. Tennis needs it. People sometimes get bored to see the same players all the time." Nadal is pleased to see Federer also back. "The good thing is that Roger is back after probably his first important injury. It's tough, but he looks great. He's played some good matches in Perth (at the Hopman Cup) so I'm very happy for him," Rafa added.