Rafael Nadal casts more doubt on US Open by confirming Madrid Open plans

Rafael Nadal casts more doubt on US Open by confirming Madrid Open plans

Rafael Nadal has cast more doubt on the prospect of him defending his US Open title by confirming he plans to play in the Madrid Open - which starts a day after the Grand Slam concludes.

The 34-year-old Spaniard won his 19th major title in New York last year.  

The tournament will be played from 31 August to 13 September this year as part of a revised ATP calendar.

"Rafa has confirmed his participation in Madrid," said tournament director Feliciano Lopez.

Nadal responded to the Twitter post from his long-time Davis Cup team-mate by replying: "See you in Madrid in September."

 

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