Rafeal Nadal to decide on Saturday if he can defend US Open title

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:47

Majorca (Spain): Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is recovering from a wrist injury, said he will decide latest by Saturday whether he can take part in the US Open to defend the title he won last year against Serb Novak Djokovic.

"My dream is being there and I will work for it," said Nadal, who added he planned to see his doctors in Barcelona Tuesday for final examinations that will determine if the slight fracture in his right wrist has healed, reports EFE.

"If it has healed I`ll have to try and see how I feel when I train and Friday or at latest Saturday a decision will be made", he said during the inauguration of a tennis and paddle club in his hometown, Manacor, on the island of Majorca Monday.

However, "time is short and we`ll have to wait and see if it is enough or not", the nine-time Roland Garros champion and World No.2 said, referring to the beginning of the US Open Aug 25.

Nadal hurt his wrist while training in Manacor and missed the masters 1000 tournament in Toronto which ended this weekend and the Western and Southern Open which is currenly taking place in Cincinnati in the US.

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First Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:47

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