The Mail Online reports that Montreal is a go – if all goes as planned.
However, it seems that some of the wilder rumours about his future are wide of the mark and, as his spokesman Benito Perez Barbadillo tells me, causing some annoyance to the Nadal camp.
The Mallorcan is currently doing pure fitness work while having treatment on the tendinitis in his knee and is expected to be back on the practice court within the next
Perez Barbadillo said yesterday: ‘The plan is still very much that he plays in the Montreal Masters beginning on August 10. He is entered into it and that is what will happen if things go as we think they will.
‘There seem to be experts giving opinions about Rafa’s knee from a long distance when they have no details and have no knowledge of his condition. He has his own specialists and they are the only ones who are qualified to give proper opinions. It is disrespectful to Rafa and his doctors for those who have not examined him to be saying how he is.’
Could there be any chance of a return sooner? ‘You never know with this guy,’ he replied.