Rafael Nadal Announces Return To Court At Rogers Cup
Rafael Nadal has announced on his web site his intention to play at the Rogers Cup after being out of play for more than two months with some knee injuries. He is expected to arrive on Wednesday and began to prepare to play for the August 10th -16th tournament on hard courts. He will be playing as the defending champion. The trouble stems from Nadal having tendinitis in both of his knees since the French Open in May where he lost. He is also expected to play in Cincinnati just before the U.S. Open, which is the only Grand Slam that he hasn't yet won.
Louis-Philippe Dorais, the Spokesperson for the Rogers Cup, says that the organizers of the event are expected to hear from Roger Federer shortly to know whether or not he too will be participating in the Rogers. Federer has been out recently as well, taking a break after the birth of his twins last month. Last year's Rogers Cup title was Nadal's second, but he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon this year because of the knee problem. If he had won at the French Open, it would have been his fifth straight.
Instead Federer took both the French Open and Wimbledon, which gave him a grand total of fifteen Grand Slam titles, beating the record held by Pete Sampras. Nadal is currently ranked number, and has six Grand Slam singles as well as the most recent Olympic Gold medal in singles. He was ranked number one until July of this year, and is the only player to hold Grand Slam titles on clay, grass and hardcourt, but he does especially well on clay.
Tags: Rogers Cup, French Open, Roger Federer, Wimbledon, Pete Sampras, Grand Slam
Posted: 7th August 2009
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