I think we may now open a thread for the Toronto tournament because Rafa says he's fit to play in Canada.
Here's an article translated by nou.amic
NADAL WILL REAPPEAR IN TWO WEEKS
He tested himself out yesterday in an exhibition
By Raquel G. Santos
Rafael Nadal reappeared yesterday afternoon in an exhibition for charity at Cullera Tennis Club (Valencia). The Mallorcan did not feel any discomfort and will be back in two weeks in Toronto.
"I felt really good hitting with David Ferrer," Nadal told AS. "I expect to return to the courts in the Toronto Masters Series. That together with the Cincinnati tournament will be my next objective."
Ferrer and Nadal played five tiebreaks (to seven points). Although the result was of the least importance, the exhibition ended with victory for the local player (Ferrer) who delighted the spectators with his serves.
But they did not only play tiebreaks. Before the match began, both players demonstrated how good their aim is with some cones and soft drinks cans as makeshift targets. The aim was to knock over as many as possible. The exhibition also showed what both players are capable of doing: Ferrer who usually uses two hands on his backhand tried using only one, while Rafa Nadal, a leftie, showed what he can do with his right hand.
Javier Piles, David Ferrer's trainer, and members of the public also had their moment in the sun yesterday : Piles was presented with a testimonial plaque, while 15 of the almost 3000 tennis fans that came along to the Valencian tennis court were able to hit with one or other of the stars.
Here's the tournament profile from the Deuce magazine:
And my favourite picture from last year.