Rafael Nadal claims he will be ready for the US Open despite losing on his return.

Rafael Nadal lost 7-6(9) 4-6 6-3 to Borna Coric in Cincinnati . The Spaniard has not played since withdrawing from Wimbledon semi-final .

Rafael Nadal was not too downhearted by his loss to the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday after losing 7-6(9) 4-6 6-3 to Borna Coric on his return from a six-week injury layoff.Nadal, who is aiming for his 23rd Gram Slam title at the US Open, hasn't played a competitive match since withdrawing from his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios in early July due to an abdominal injury.The 36-year-old also pulled out of last week's ATP Masters event in Montreal due to the issue, but did not appear to be affected by it against former world number 12 Coric, blaming the absence of time on court.