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Because of this recent injury of his, Nadal has withdrawn from the ongoing Rogers Cup and he is not believed to be going to take part in the upcoming Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament either.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.