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Nadal should be fit for Davis Cup semi-final

Published on Aug 17, 2012 6:12 AM
 
Rafael Nadal, who pulled out of the United States (US) Open due to injury, should be ready for the Davis Cup semi-final between Spain and the United States next month, the tennis ace's coach and uncle said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Rafael Nadal, who pulled out of the United States (US) Open due to injury, should be ready for the Davis Cup semi-final between Spain and the United States next month, the tennis ace's coach and uncle said on Thursday.

The Spaniard withdrew on Wednesday from the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season, which starts in New York on August 27, because of his continuing battle with knee tendinitis.

"It was the right decision. This pause will further prolong his career and, possibly, he will have no more problems in the future," Toni Nadal told Spanish radio, adding the goal is to work for a "full recovery".

Nadal, the world number three, won a record seventh French Open title in June but he crashed out in the second round at Wimbledon in a shock upset against Czech Lukas Rosol.

 
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