Novak Djokovic's coach makes one thing clear about Rafael Nadal's 2024 comeback

Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic asked about Nadal returning to tennis in 2024.

by Dzevad Mesic
Novak Djokovic's coach makes one thing clear about Rafael Nadal's 2024 comeback
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Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic has warned that he expects Rafael Nadal to "be good" when he returns to tennis and "dangerous" at the French Open. Nadal, 37, is preparing to make a comeback to tennis in 2024 after being limited to just two tournaments in 2023 due to an injury sustained to his psoas muscle at the Australian Open.

Nadal, a record 14-time French Open champion, previously announced his plans to have his farewell in 2024. "I am convinced that Nadal will be good, he would not come back if he did not feel ready, and I am convinced that he will be dangerous at Roland Garros," Ivanisevic told Sportske Novosti.

Djokovic's coach Ivanisevic warns Nadal will be 'dangerous' at the French Open

Nadal is targeting to play again in Australia but highlighted that he is still unsure if he will be ready to start the 2024 season in time. "My first realistic option to be back on the professional court would be January in Australia.

But right now, I really can't confirm something I don't know. Nothing has changed in the last few weeks except for the fact that I'm training a bit more than before, which is an accomplishment for me and my mental health," Nadal said last week.

For weeks now, Nadal has been back to the practice court. Unfortunately, Nadal is still feeling pain and that's why the 22-time Grand Slam champion is refusing to make any comeback promises. "I'm not training without pain. I'm in less pain than I used to be, but I'm still in pain.

However, this pain allows me to do more and more things eventually. Things would be different if I had zero pain. I could give you a date for my return if I had zero pain because I would have time to prepare myself for that," Nadal said.

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