What can Rafael Nadal get at the French Open 2022? Amelie Mauresmo talked about the tournament in Paris during an interview with Le Soir, focusing on the Spanish champion. She said: "Among men, there is certainly more uncertainty than in the past.
Rafael Nadal should never be underestimated, regardless of his condition. Behind him we find Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz, who left everyone speechless in these first months of 2022.
What he is doing at his age is simply incredible. He has a remarkable mental strength, he manages to take care of every little detail to perfection. I met him when I was coaching Lucas Pouille and he already had this kind of approach.
I'm curious to see what he will be able to do here in Paris." We recall that Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz and Zverev all ended up at the top of the draw. Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner are in the bottom half.
Rafael Nadal arrives in Paris
The former world number 1 left everyone speechless at the start of 2022, reaffirming that he is an absolute legend of modern sport. Fresh from a long stop due to injury and arrived in Melbourne without great expectations, the 35-year-old from Manacor triumphed at the Australian Open by recovering two sets behind Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Thanks to that win, Rafa overtook his eternal rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings of the majors. The Iberian has become the fourth man in history to have won all Grand Slams at least twice (along with Djokovic, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson).
A fracture in a rib remedied during the Indian Wells Masters 1000 made him miss the tournaments in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, before his foot returned to present the bill in that of Rome. Rafael Nadal arrived in Paris with a myriad of doubts.
The Spanish champion has returned to feel that pain in his foot that had tormented him last season, in which he had managed to play just seven official tournaments.