The Straits Times
Published on Feb 27, 2013

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


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.