of Spain will play his opening match of this year’s US Open tournament in Flushing Meadows New York tonight on the Arthur Ashes Court.
The US Open is the one major title to elude Nadal and he will look to put that right this year in New York.
Last year Nadal reached the US Open Semi Final where he was beaten in straight sets by Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Del Potro went on to win his maiden Grand Slam title when he beat Roger Federer in the final in 5 sets 3-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2.
Nadal has been the form player on the ATP tour this year having won a 5th French Open title with a straight sets victory over Robin Soderling, and also a 2nd Wimbledon title when he beat the Czech player Tomas Berdych in the final in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-4.