Nike is ready for Rafael Nadal to play at the U.S. Open

August 11, 2014

Rafael Nadal (with sleeves) at Indian Wells. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Rafael Nadal’s wrist injury has left his appearance in the U.S. Open later this month in doubt.

But that hasn’t stopped Nike, his clothing sponsor, from unveiling a photo Monday of Nadal’s outfit for the tournament. It appears the 28-year-old will be going back to his vintage sleeveless look for the first time in six years in New York.

He is reportedly set to make a decision Tuesday on his participation in the last Grand Slam of the year.

Nadal, the world No. 2, injured his right wrist late last month during practice and had to withdraw from tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati. He has not competed since losing to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Kelyn Soong is a news aide and blogger and covers high school tennis for The Washington Post sports section.
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