Lille captain Rio Mavuba hopes to return from injury in the next two to three weeks after drawing inspiration from an unusual source - tennis star
The Spaniard, winner of 11 grand slam titles including seven French Opens, has recently returned from a long-term knee problem - followed by illness - and won two titles including the prestigious Indian Wells Masters in
Mavuba has been absent since 15
"There is a sportsman I really like, Nadal. I have kept an eye on how his return is going.
"Seeing what he went through, there is no reason why I cannot get back to my best. That certainly inspires me."
Relegation-battling Real Valladolid caused one of the upsets of the Primera Division season after inflicting a 1-0 defeat on reigning champion Barcelona.