Rafael Nadal: 'When you hit the ball like this, you don't know...'



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Rafael Nadal: 'When you hit the ball like this, you don't know...'

The recovery of the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal continues. The twenty-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments saw his 2021 finish well in advance due to a foot problem that forced him to skip Wimbledon, the US Open and the ATP Finals, as well as many other tournaments.

The Spaniard is working on recovery and his goal is to be at his best for the Australian Open 2022. In the last few hours a video has appeared on social media where Rafa seems in good condition and works with his coach Carlos Moya to improve his shots and above all its state of form.

Nadal sustained a foot injury

Rafael Nadal's second-round match against Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon in 2019 caused a bit of controversy after the Aussie struck a return straight at the Spaniard's chest. The Aussie, who has often struggled to see eye-to-eye with Nadal in the past, took to his Instagram story to repost a video of the shot.

Kyrgios also added the following caption to the story. "Very fair in my opinion," Nick Kyrgios wrote.Following his win over Nick Kyrgios in 2019, Rafael Nadal doubled down on the Aussie's return during his post-match press conference.

“I don't say Nick does this stuff to bother the opponent, but [it] is true that sometimes he's dangerous. When he hit the ball like this, [it] is dangerous," Rafael Nadal said.“[It] is not dangerous for me, [it] is dangerous for a line referee, dangerous for a crowd.

When you hit the ball like this, you don't know where the ball goes”. Nadal has finally confirmed his return to the professional tennis court. The Spaniard sustained a foot injury at the Washington Open in August 2021.

Since then, he decided to take a sabbatical from tennis and concentrated on his rehabilitation. However, it seems like Nadal is injury-free as he’ll make his comeback at the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, starting on 16th December.

Recently, Nadal was also seen practicing ahead of the main event. Moreover, the 2009 Australian Open champion will also make his presence at the upcoming Australian Open 2022. As the 2021 season is about to end, the focus has shifted towards the upcoming year.

It opens with the Australian Open, and players will be involved in certain events prior to the first Grand Slam event of the season. This includes the ATP Cup which has become a prominent event in which top players represent their nations.