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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Nadal to return at Montreal event

Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal plans to be back at practice next week and back on tour next month.

Nadal's publicist, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, said Tuesday that the six-time Grand Slam title winner is in Barcelona for tests on his sore knees.

Perez-Barbadillo says Nadal is "slowly recovering from his injury."

He says Nadal will return to practice Monday and will play in the hard-court tournament at Montreal that begins Aug. 10.

Nadal has not played a match since being upset in the fourth round at the French Open in May. He did not defend his Wimbledon title and slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the rankings.