Rafael Nadal to Take a Call on US Open Participation on Saturday

Updated: 12 August 2014 13:01 IST

Rafael Nadal said he is working hard to be able to play in the US Open, although he admits doubts over his backhand may be decisive in keeping him from defending the title he won last year.

Rafael Nadal to Take a Call on US Open Participation on Saturday
The reigning US Open champion Rafael Nadal injured his right wrist in training at the end of July © AP

Majorca:

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 on Tuesday for final examinations that will determine if the slight fracture in his right wrist has healed, reports EFE. (Also Read: Nadal Working 'Hard')

"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 on 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 August 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 currently taking place in Cincinnati in the US.



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