Mallorca - Rafael Nadal has interrupted his post-Wimbledon training and holiday to deny reports in the Serbian press that he and rival Novak Djokovic have become mortal enemies off the court.
Nadal told media on his home island of Mallorca that he and Novak get along fine and advised Srdjan: "If he wants to know how I get along with Nole, he should ask his son. My relationship with Novak has always been very good and it still is.
Nadal also dropped a big hint that he is hoping to play both next week's Masters 1000 in Montreal as well as the week after in Cincinnati. Speculation in the Spanish sporting press by the Marca tabloid had suggested that the No 4 would play in Montreal and rest his knees during the Cincinnati week to be fit for the US Open starting August 26.