What are Rafael Nadal's real physical conditions? The Spaniard will also miss Barcelona: will he recover in time for Rome, Madrid and Paris? With the big final goal which is the conquest of Roland Garros? Rafael Nadal will not be able to prepare Roland Garros in the best way.
The Spanish champion, who returned to the field in Melbourne after his left foot problem, made a fantastic start to the season. The Majorcan has in fact won the first three tournaments held in 2022 and has overtaken Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the fight for the Slam primacy thanks to the twenty-first Slam won at the Australian Open.
In the final act of the Australian Grand Slam, Nadal accomplished a real feat and put Daniil Medvedev back by two sets. The Majorcan's 20-game streak ended at the Indian Wells Masters 1000.
What are Rafael Nadal's real physical conditions?
Already sore in the last set against Carlos Alcaraz, Nadal showed all his physical problems in the final which allowed Taylor Fritz to lift the first ATP Masters 1000 of his career.
Back in Spain and consulted with doctors, Nadal found that he had played his last game in California with a stress fracture in his ribs. The 21-time Grand Slam champion therefore had to give up the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and the ATP 500 tournament in Barcelona, and the news leaking from his entourage is anything but encouraging.
T he Spaniard's team has in fact announced that Nadal has not yet challenged the racket after the injury: "Rafa is still suffering, he hasn't got his racket back in his hand and he needs a few weeks to resume training on the court.
We are three weeks away, so he is logically unable to play in Barcelona." Nadal's goal is to return to the field in Madrid and play in the Italian Open before starting his run-up to the 22nd Grand Slam title. In Paris Nadal will have a great chance and will do everything to secure the plus two on Federer and Djokovic.
The Serbian left the Monte Carlo tournament in the second round and set an unusually low serve record in a best-of-three match.