By not appearing for the Olympics, he loots early at the USO series. Toronto will be a lock, given all the top players would have smoked themselves on grass the previous week. His victory in Canada will boost him to do well in Cinci and an SF/F result should be great there.
Who knows, while the other players will be still finding their feet on fast hard courts, Nadal might have better rhythm and practice and go win Cinci for the first time!!!
Obviously, he heads into USO as top favorite.
Props to Rafa and Tio Toni