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There is no guarantee of Rafael Nadal taking part in this year’s last Grand Slam i.e. the US Open. His coach Toni is not sure whether the injury that the world no. 2 established while practicing a few days ago would heal in time or not.
According to Toni, Nadal will go through a scan 7 or 8 days ahead of the tournament and his participation at Flushing Meadows will depend on the result of that scan.
Talking to a Spanish website the other day, Toni said, “It all depends on MRI. We might go there, we might not go there. We don’t know at this point of time. But, it’s certain that Rafa will participate only if 100% fit, otherwise not.”
Because of this recent injury of his, Nadal has withdrawn from the ongoing Rogers Cup and he is not believed to be going to take part in the upcoming Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament either. He had won both these tournaments last year.
Toni admitted that Nadal’s feeling low after having missed the opportunity to defend his crown in Toronto. He was quoted as saying, “You always get a bit demoralized when you suffer an injury ahead of an important tournament. This injury has come at a very wrong time for Rafa. He won’t be able to go either to Toronto or to Cincinnati and he’s obviously low because of that.”
Nadal who got removed from the world no. 1 position after his early exit from Wimbledon has had a decent 2014 season. He has won a Grand Slam i.e. the French Open, while; he has reached the final in another one i.e. the Australian Open. He would surely be happy to add one more title to his tally this season and there can’t be a better place to do that than Flushing Meadows.
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Stanislas Wawrinka’s wonderful journey in the Aegon Championships ended yesterday as he got beaten by Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the straight sets in the semi final round. Dimitrov won the match by 6-2, 6-2.
This result was kind of unexpected despite the fact that Dimitrov had been in fantastic form in the tournament. It was being thought that he would find it very difficult to match Wawrinka who has been one of the most in form players on the tour this season, but, the Bulgarian showed that anything is possible if you are determined. He brought out his ‘A’ game on the big day and sent Wawrinka packing.
Wawrinka who is the third ranked player in the world was terribly frustrated at the end of the match and he broke his racquet out of frustration. One can understand that feeling of his though. This title just before the Wimbledon Championships would have boosted his confidence big time, but, he lost the opportunity.
Wawrinka and Dimitrov had faced each other a couple of times before as well and in both those contests, the later had been completely outplayed. But, neither of those two games was on grass courts. It’s the first time that these two were up against each other on grass and Dimitrov showed his potency on the green surfaces.
Both these players had been beaten in their opening round matches at Roland Garros and thus, it was important for them to do well at Queen’s Club to go to the All England Club being positive. Both would have preferred to win the title, but, now, it’s only Dimitrov who can do it.
The Bulgarian will have the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez as his opponent in the final match. If he defeats him and wins the title, it will be the 4th singles title of his career.
Mardy Fish seems ahead by one step to qualify for the prestigious U.S. Open championship in Golf. Since the last 6 months, the former number seven in the world has been swinging to and fro, instead of his racquet. At the sectional qualifiers, he bagged an alternative position in the upcoming major, this week, at the TPC Valencia.
Since his last ATP tour in Washington which took place around ten months ago, Fish hasn’t been part of the tour and missed the mark by just two strokes. However he made just through for the alternate position by scoring the payoff hole.
Talking about his game he commented on the official website of the U. S. Open, saying that he is accustomed to such pressure times. However he feels there lays a striking difference between playing golf professionally and facing off someone of a court of tennis. In case of tennis, the situation is much simpler, since either you bag the game or lose it. However as far as golf is concerned, it feels like you are losing, however you actually aren’t.
The former American Tennis star and now golfer made a terrific start; however slipped down gradually and finished by messing up the fifteenth, sixteenth and 17th hole. Talking about his experience when he needs to dominate an opponent during a match of tennis, Fish commented that, all he keeps on asserting himself that he has to work hard for the next 15 to 20 minutes post which he will be celebrating in the locker room with the game in his kitty. However, it is kind of impossible doing that in a game of golf.
If, Fish at all qualifies for the golf U.S Open, he with be the 3rd player to do so post Frank corner and Ellsworth Vines, who competed in both the U.S. Opens.