There is good news for the fans of Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has resumed on the court training in Mallorca from Tuesday according to Pau Ferragut of ABC Radio.
Ferragut was present at the venue when Nadal practiced, as he was waiting to take interview of the 11-time Grand Slam champion.
The tennis specialist of ABC Radio uploaded some pictures of Nadal doing training. According to Ferragut, Nadal trained with high intensity.
From the pictures it can be seen that Nadal just did hitting practice. In the pictures which Ferragut, Nadal can be seen hitting a forehand shot and serve in the other one. Toni Nadal was standing on the sidelines of the court to observe Rafa. The guy who played with Nadal is a very good friend of the Spaniard, named Tomeu Salva.
Ferragut wrote this caption under one of the pictures, “Here we have @ rafaelnadal coaching again.”
Nadal has trained on a tennis court after a long gap. The Spaniard has not played a tennis match since losing to little know Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon.
The guy with whom Nadal was training is not known but the Spanish number one was in a light mood, as he kept sharing jokes with Toni.
Ferragut also tweeted, “The train of @ RafaelNadal is closed in Hall of Manacor. Intensity is heard shots and making some jokes Toni”
Nadal would make a comeback by taking part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next month. The exhibition event which would be also featuring Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and some of the other top players will be held at the outdoor hard courts of Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex from December 27 to 29.
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