By Chris Oddo | Monday, August 11, 2014
Rafael Nadal will meet with doctors on Tuesday in Barcelona to find out if his wrist has healed well enough to play this year's US Open.
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Rafael Nadal says he will see his doctor in Barcelona on Tuesday, and a decision as to whether or not he will compete in this year’s US Open could be made public by the end of the week, or sooner.
The two-time US Open and fourteen-time Grand Slam champion has been training with his right wrist in a cast since he made the announcement that a small disinsertion of the posterior ulnar pod in his right wrist would keep him out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati this summer.
But the Spaniard’s training sessions have been intense, and well-documented by Spanish TV, leading many to believe that Nadal has a good chance of playing this year’s US Open, which begins on Aug. 25.
Nadal, too, is hopeful.
"I am going to try as hard as possible to recover, but all I can do is wait for the news of when I can get back into training,” he said, according to NDTV Sports. "After the tests, I will know if I have improved or whether I have to wait a bit more. If the tests show I have improved, then I will have to try to see how much it hurts when I try and hit backhands.”
"If it has healed I'll have to try and see how I feel when I train and on Friday or at latest Saturday a decision will be made," he said, according to sbs.com.