Rafael Nadal stronger than the virus: in shape for Melbourne?


Rafael Nadal stronger than the virus: in shape for Melbourne?

The complicated situation, which could put the start of his 2022 season at risk, was overcome very well and quickly enough. Rafael Nadal has already defeated Covid-19 and wasted no more time, coming to the court to train on Wednesday 29 December 2021.

The Spanish tennis player seems to have had no major repercussions on a physical level after the positivity and has returned to follow the schedule to arrive in full shape for the first rounds of the year in oceanic land.

The winner of 20 Grand Slam titles had communicated to fans and the world that he was in quarantine last December 20: he too was a victim of the outbreak created at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, complicating his plans a little of preparation, given that the matches played in that competition had not convinced him.

Rafa and the Australian Open 2022: what will be his shape?

The goal of the king of clay is not to miss any event in his calendar that he had set for himself, to arrive ready and with a lot of ambition for the Australian Open, the first prestigious event of next season.

With the two anti-Covid vaccinations carried out since unsuspecting times, Rafa should leave for Oceania even on Thursday 30 December, according to the latest strong rumors. In short, the player has no desire to waste any more time and wants to reach Australia immediately.

The intent of the Spaniard is to participate in the ATP 250 in Melbourne, which will be held starting from January 3, before the Grand Slam event. A fundamental competition for the athlete, who wants to become familiar with Australian concrete and test his physique after facing the quarantine for about ten days.

A sigh of relief for all the Iberian fans, who feared the worst due to Nadal's positivity. By now the Australian Open is no longer in doubt for the 13-time Roland Garros champion: the only unknown remains to understand in what conditions the Spaniard will arrive at the appointment and if he will be so competitive as to be able to worry the strongest tennis players in circulation for the victory the final.

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