The world no. 3 Rafael Nadal is “confident” that he will be fit enough to participate at the Miami Masters to be held this week, despite suffering his ankle injury during training on Monday.
The Spaniard picked-up the injury while practicing for the latest Masters 1000 event and it was expected that the 28-year-old would have to withdraw from the Miami Open.
“In the beginning, I thought that was going to be the end of the tournament,” Nadal quoted as saying by ESPN. “I am confident I’m going to be ready.
“It’s for sure I’m going to be on court on Friday. The thing is, I don’t know how well I’m going to be prepared for then. I hope to be ready. It’s an important tournament for me.”
The eight-time French Open winner, who won his 65th career title in Buenos Aires earlier this year – has reached four Miami finals but he never held the trophy.
Meanwhile, the football legend David Beckham and Rafael Nadal hung out together in Miami on Tuesday night and share a picture on his Facebook page.