Monday, August 3, 2009


Rafa in Mallorca in July 2009



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Coach and Uncle Toni Nadal confirms Rafa will play in Montreal. He flies on Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Source: www.marca.com/2009/08/03/tenis

Translation by Bluemama at The Babolat supported Rafa Nadal Forum
Thread: Rafa in the News and Other Tennis Blogs, Page 191

Toni says that Rafa's level won't probably be his best in Montreal, and that the first matches will show his real form, because he has not pushed to hard during practicing.

Toni says that the goal is that Rafa plays at his best at the US OPEN.
He adds that the number 1 ranking is not the main goal, but that Rafa plays well, in good conditions, and gives his maximum. And he adds that then, they will see if Rafa can beat players as Federer, Murray, Djokovic.


Nadal back for Montreal Masters

Eurosport - Mon, 03 Aug 21:36:00 2009

Source: uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/03082009/58/nadal-montreal-masters World number two

Rafael Nadal will return to action at next week's Montreal Masters event after a two-month lay off with injury, his coach and uncle Toni Nadal said.

The Spaniard has been suffering from tendinitis in both knees and has not played a competitive match since being knocked out in the fourth round of the French Open by Robin Soderling on May 31.

"Rafa will play in Montreal. It is good news for us," Toni Nadal told Radio Marca.

"It's another thing to know what standard he will be at. I imagine he won't be in very good condition. He has been training but without really pushing it very much

"To see what form he's in we'll have to see how he copes in a proper match."

During his time away from the court, Nadal lost his French Open and Wimbledon titles and his number one ranking to Swiss rival Roger Federer.

In an interview last week, Nadal cast doubts as to whether he would be fit to defend his title in Montreal.

"There is no particular objective at present," Nadal's coach continued. "The challenge is to get back into form and to be in good shape for the US Open."

The US Open starts on August 31.

Rafa Nadal confirmed that he will play in Montreal, Canada in the Masters where he won the title in 2008. In Spanish
Highlights from the final at the 2008 Rogers Masters in Toronto. Rafael Nadal takes on Nicolas Keifer. ATP Masters Series marquee matches at http://www.atpmastersseries.tv
Montreal Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 5, 2009)

AUGUST 10-16, 2009
Prize Money: US $3,000,000 (US $2,430,000)

Montreal, Quebec

SURFACE: Hard court

BALL: Penn Masters Series

PRIZE MONEY: U.S. DollarsPaid by ATP

WEB SITE: http://www3.rogerscup.com/men/english/home.php
Qualifying draw:

Friday, August 7, 9:00 p.m.

Main draw: Friday, August 7, 3:00 p.m.

Doubles draw: Saturday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points W: 1000
F: 600
SF: 360

QF: 180
R16: 90
R32: 45
(Seeds 1-8: 0)

R64: 10 (WC: 0)

Q: +25
Q14: 14
Q28: 0

Entry deadline: June 29, 2009

Seeding: August 3, 2009

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP
Federer, Roger SUI
3 Murray, Andy GBR
4 Djokovic, Novak SRB
5 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG
6 Roddick, Andy USA
7 Simon, Gilles FRA

8 Verdasco, Fernando ESP

9 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA
10 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI

11 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS

12 Soderling, Robin SWE

13 Cilic, Marin CRO

14 Monfils, Gael FRA
15 Robredo, Tommy ESP

16 Nalbandian, David ARG

17 Blake, James USA

18 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI

19 Gasquet, Richard FRA

20 Berdych, Tomas CZE
21 Ferrer, David ESP
22 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS
23 Stepanek, Radek CZE

24 Safin, Marat RUS

25 Fish, Mardy USA

Plus many more

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