US Open Champion Rafael Nadal has said that he will do whatever he can to help Spain in their Davis Cup playoff against Ukraine, after a draining fight at Flushing Meadows brought him his 13th Grand Slam title.
According to Sport24, with his country's elite World Group status in the balance, Nadal is ready to put his aching limbs on the line just days after beating world number one Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows to win his second major of the year.
The Spaniard said that the surface would be changed in a short time and he has made a big effort to adapt to it, adding that whenever the match happens, he is going to try to help with everything within his capabilities.
The Mallorcan's victory in New York capped a stunning year in which he returned from a seven-month injury absence to re-assert him self as a dominant force in the game, the report said.
Since re-emerging at a low-key clay court tournament in Chile in February, the Spaniard has been virtually unstoppable, the report added.
Having won the French Open for a record eighth time, Nadal put a disappointing Wimbledon behind him to dominate on the hard courts and move to within four majors of Roger Federer's record haul of 17, the report further said.
With home advantage and Nadal's favourite red clay under foot, Spain, whose line-up also includes Tommy Robredo and Fernando Verdasco, should have the edge over a Ukraine team with only one player, Alexandr Dolgopolov, in the world's top 50, according to the report.