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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Rafael Nadal expects to compete at the Miami Open this week despite turning his left ankle in practice on Monday.
Nadal has a bye and isn't scheduled to play until a second-round match on Friday. The third-ranked Nadal will play the winner of the match between Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.
"It's for sure I'm going to be on court on Friday," said Nadal on Tuesday. "The thing is, I don't know how well I'm going to be prepared for then. I hope to be ready. It's an important tournament for me."