Rafael Nadal shares a new update on his come back!



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Rafael Nadal shares a new update on his come back!
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Rafael Nadal is getting closer to coming back on the court! The Spanish champion shared a new update on his Instagram account, through a video in which he shows his progress. In the video we can watch Rafa training on the hard-courts of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy.

Considering how hard he is training on this surface, one can easily understand how Nadal is trying to return to a top physical level coinciding with the upcoming Australian Swing, which will officially start the 2024 tennis season.

There is still no a precise date regarding where and when he will play, but the previews we gave you yesterday after the rumors from Spain, seem to be moving towards confirmation.

Nadal wants to reach Melbourne in full physical shape

Rafael Nadal wants to play the Australian Open and wants to do it in optimal physical shape.

The Spaniard is a competitor, and if he decides to take to the court it is because he knows he has some chances of getting a good result. To write yet another page in the history of his incredible career, Nadal is continuing with his rehabilitation process from the iliopsoas injury, an injury that kept him off the courts for the whole of 2023.

According to some statements by the director of the Australian Open, Craig Tiley, however denied by the Manacor champion himself, his participation in the first Slam of the year would be practically certain. According to Cadena SER, Rafa would like to reach Melbourne after having already played some official matches, avoiding taking to the court for the first time in a year at the Australian Open and immediately being involved in a best-of-five set battle.

Rafa will travel to Kuwait to one of his Academy locations, to participate in a tennis event. After spending Christmas with his family and resting for several weeks in Spain, Rafa should then move to Australia to face the first tour of the year.

His preparation for the Australian Open could then include participation in a preparatory tournament, with the choice falling on the ATP 250 in Brisbane, which would allow him to have an intermediate week to test himselfbefore the Australian Slam.

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