Rafael Nadal´s participation in Cincinnati Masters has been confirmed- View: 5026 by Talha Asif
Tennis: Organizers of Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati announced the field on Monday and good thing was that world number four Rafael Nadal was also a part of the line-up which also included Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
Nadal’s participation in Rogers Cup was already confirmed last week, so his inclusion in the Cincinnati Masters came in doubt as he was expected to play only one of these two events in order to not to put too much burden on his troublesome left knee.
The Spanish star had also skipped Sony Open in Miami after winning BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells earlier in the season. That is the only hard court event the 12-time Grand Slam winner has played so far in this year. However, confirmation of Nadal’s participation in the Western and Southern Open is good news for the tournament organizers and tennis fans.
The 27-year-old has been on break since losing in the first round of Wimbledon last month. Though, he is doing on court training almost regularly for the last couple of weeks. The king of Clay posted a picture on his facebook page on Monday, in which he could be seen practicing with doubles specialist Nenad Zimonjic from Serbia.