Rafael Nadal dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Rogers Cup

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Rafael Nadal admits he hasn’t practised much before the Rogers Cup, but insists he’s in more than good enough condition to compete.

The world number one hasn’t competed on the ATP Tour since his Wimbledon semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic leaving question marks over his readiness for the Toronto event.

He, however, says he’s fit and raring to go.

“I didn’t have many practices before (coming) here,” Nadal said.

I had a very long clay-court season, I felt very happy that I played a lot, I played a great Wimbledon, tough matches.

“I needed to rest a little bit mentally and physically.

“I started to work on court one week and a half ago, but going step by step, but just trying to do the right basics.

“It’s not like before that I need to practice at 100 per cent 330 days per year, now it’s a little bit different.

“I take my time to make my body and mind recover’, the 17-time Grand Slam winner said.

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