Rafa Roundup: Uncle Toni optimistic about Rafael Nadal’s performance at the US Open

Shirtless Rafael Nadal with Uncle Toni in Manacor
Photo via @cseburaska76


“It is a common injury in tennis,” said Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro, who is treating Nadal. Speaking to Spanish press, the doctor added that no decision could yet be taken about whether Nadal will play the Flushing Meadows major. “[Nadal] should go and have ultrasounds and scans every day to see how it recovers,” he said.

El tío y entrenador de Rafael Nadal habla en exclusiva para Punto de Break sobre el estado físico del tenista español y sus opciones de jugar el próximo US Open. Toni Nadal es optimista respecto a la participación de Nadal en el último Grand Slam del año, aunque no se pronuncia sobre su presencia en la próxima eliminatoria de la Copa Davis ante Brasil.

“With the polythene strings now being used in rackets, and the power with which players strike the ball, the wrist is vulnerable to heightened impact and we may well see more injuries of Nadal’s kind in years to come.” Barry Cowan

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal practices in Manacor (August 4, 2014)


Last week the ATP’s No. 2 withdrew from the Rogers Cup and next week’s Western & Southern Open due to a right wrist injury he sustained in practice. But that hasn’t kept him off the practice courts (the U.S. Open is just three weeks away) — with his right wrist immobilized in a splint, the Spaniard is still hitting the cover off of the ball with his forehand.


  1. Cmon Rafa, will be so good to see you at the US OPEN but of course your wrist needs to improve and we sure don’t want to see it get ‘any worse’. True though tennis is not the same without you. You light up our lives and the tennis world, with your ‘style and class’ enthusiasm and ‘flare and dare’ attitude,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  2. Rafa I miss you so much at Roger’s cup! I’m so disappointed and upset you couldn’t be here ! I’m at the tournament night and day all because of you and I’m not enjoying tennis because you are not here! I don’t know who to cheer for so boring! boring!boring ! Rain was the key to first day!

  3. All looking positive for US Open. Toronto looks miserable in the rain as play suspended but at least Sky Sport showed Rafael v Agessi in Toronto some years, it cheered me immensely. Always in awe of what he brings to the game and Agessi was such a wonderful exponent of the game also. Great selection of photographs

  4. Brilliant news on rafas injury, hopefully we will see rafa at the u.s open, frankly any tournament without Rafa is dull boring and totally unwatchable

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