RETURN FROM KNEE INJURY
“I have my doubts. It’s normal, we are talking about a knee, so of course I am afraid to see how it is going respond,” Nadal told Canal Plus television on Friday. “But I can only trust my doctors and believe in myself and that everything will be all right.”
ATP OPPOSES US OPEN SWITCH
MONDAY MEN’S FINAL FOR 2013
“The ATP and its players have made it clear to the U.S. Open that we do not support a Monday final,” the governing body for men’s tennis said in a statement. “We strongly believe the U.S. Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men’s semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.
“It is unfortunate the U.S. Open response did not reflect our views on this issue and the ATP and its players will continue to pursue this matter in its discussions with the USTA.”
SERENA HAS SURGERY
ON BIG TOES,
BANGKOK – Serena Williams has undergone surgery on her big toes and withdrawn from an exhibition match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in Thailand this month.
A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams “was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of her great toes.”