Rafael Nadal's right wrist is healthy enough to allow him to compete again, the Spaniard said as he prepares for a tough first-round match against Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.
Nadal hasn't played a match since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon to Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios. He injured his wrist while practicing on his home island of Mallorca in late July and was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open, where he was the defending champion.
"The injury in my wrist, as I said before, I cannot say 100 percent because I still feel something when I start for the first five minutes of the practice," he told reporters in Beijing on Saturday. "But in general the injury is not limiting me to compete."