Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quote of the Day - Toni Nadal on Rafa's goals in Montreal

It's finally been confirmed! World number 2, Rafael Nadal, announced through his website that he will be playing at the Rogers Cup in Montreal next week, as he returns to the ATP Tour for the first time since his fourth round exit at the French Open.

The Spaniard, whose knee injury prevented him from attempting to defend his Wimbledon title last month, will have a crack at retaining the Rogers Cup title, which he won in Toronto last year.

Nadal's Uncle and Coach, Toni Nadal, however stated that the title defense is far from the first thing on their minds right now:

"There is no particular objective at present. The challenge is to get back into form and to be in good shape for the US Open.”


Nadal has a tough few weeks ahead of him where he will try to avoid further slips in the rankings, by defending his title in Montreal, as well as his semifinal showings in Cincinnati and the US Open (not that the ranking is much of a priority on Rafa's list).

The 6-time Grand Slam champion could possibly complete a career Grand Slam if he manages to win the upcoming US Open; the only Slam which has eluded the Spaniard so far.

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