- Four-time winner Wozniacki ousted at New Haven
- Serena Williams named US Open top seed
- Top seed Halep ousted at New Haven tennis
- US men braced for more Grand Slam misery
- Running out of time in Grand Slam fame game
- Riske upsets Pennetta at New Haven tennis
- South Africa's Anderson battles through
- Davis Cup door ajar for Del Potro as captain quits
- Ukraine's Davis Cup tie with Belgium set for Estonia
- Garcia-Lopez and Nieminen advance at Winston-Salem
- Bouchard cruises into 2nd round in Open tune-up
- Recent US Open men's champions
- Supreme Serena targets 18th major at US Open
- Federer's five US Open titles
- Federer poised to step out of darkness in New York
- WTA New Haven results - 1st lead
- Nadal to miss US Open due to wrist injury
- Federer warms up for US Open with 80th ATP title
- Federer captures 80th career ATP title
- Serena wins first Cincinnati title for US Open boost
- Serena wins first Cincinnati title for key US Open boost
- Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati title
- Ferrer, Federer to clash in Cincinnati final
- Federer reaches Cincinnati final
- Ivanovic ousts Sharapova in three-set thriller
- Ivanovic beats Sharapova to reach final
- Ferrer brushes aside Benneteau, books Cincinnati final
- Ferrer reaches Cincinnati final
- Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Cincinnati final
- Serena beats Wozniacki to reach Cincinnati final
Nadal to use Indian Wells as hardcourt test case
Rafael Nadal will use the upcoming ATP event at Indian Wells to test his left knee on hardcourts with hopes he can return to the same competition schedule he enjoyed before his recent seven-month layoff.
Since returning from his injury last month, the 11-time Grand Slam champion Nadal has won 12 of 13 matches in a South American clay-court swing, finishing runner-up in Vina del Mar, Chile, before taking titles in Sao Paulo and at the Mexican Open.
"Today I know I can play on clay. I will try next week on the hard," Nadal said. "Playing tennis will be a process to adapt my knee to the competition.
"I hope I will keep having the chances to play the normal calendar as I did in past years.
"I cannot predict the future. I have to see how the knee will last at Indian Wells next week. Having the chance to play at Indian Wells is great. I didn't know one week ago if I would be able to play at Indian Wells."
After Indian Wells, Nadal could play at a hardcourt event later this month at Miami, then switch to clay ahead of the French Open and grass for Wimbledon before facing hardcourts again in the run-up to the US Open.
Nadal tried out his knee on the hardcourts Monday night, playing an exhibition match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro at New York's Madison Square Garden.
After two sets of hard-serving, steady rallies and the occasional moment of light-hearted fun, Nadal said he was ready to go.
"I am very happy," Nadal said. "It was a sad moment when I had to decide not come to the US Open. It seems like now everything is great."
Del Potro, who won the 90-minute match 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, said he was surprised at how quickly Nadal has returned to winning tournaments.
He predicted it won't be long before the left-handed Spaniard is challenging for another Grand Slam title.
"It is a good thing for everybody that Rafa is back," Del Potro said. "It is amazing how great he is playing. He is going to be fighting for No. 1 very soon."