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Tennis: Nadal denies he will skip Indian Wells, Miami Masters Series events

Published on Feb 27, 2013 7:09 PM
 
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Diego Sebastian Schwartzman of Argentina at the Mexico ATP Open men's single tennis match, in Acapulco, Guerrero state on Feb 26, 2013. Nadal has denied Spanish media reports that he will not take part in the Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami next month, as he returns from a serious knee injury. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Rafael Nadal has denied Spanish media reports that he will not take part in the Masters Series events in Indian Wells and Miami next month, as he returns from a serious knee injury.

The tennis star only recently returned to competition after a seven-month layoff but has so far decided to play in clay-court tournaments in Chile, Brazil and this week at the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

"My intention is to go to Indian Wells, my priority is to play there, but if I don't feel comfortable and I'm not OK, then I will have to take a decision," he said after a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sebastian Schwartzman in his opening match in Acapulco.

"These media companies cannot know more than me," he was quoted as saying by Spanish media on Wednesday.

 
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