Rafael Nadal reached Australia on Thursday night after a 24-hour flight from Mallorca, and on Friday morning at noon, he was already on the Rod Laver Arena hitting at full speed at the Australian Open, having two double practice sessions lasting three hours in total.
The world No. 1 has withdrawn from Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, but he is very confident about playing at the Australian Open. The Spanish, who will play Tie Break Tens exhibition on January 10, said he is 'preparing well, and there is plenty of time before the beginning of the tournament.'
'Rafa's good, confident playing at a good level', Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya, told El Espanol. 'We think he's going to be in good shape to play the tournament if nothing goes away or changes.'
After that Kei Nishikori and Andy Murray's withdrawals on the male side and Serena Williams's in the female side, finally a good news for the organizers. You can see Nadal training in a video here below: