Patrick Mouratoglou warns Rafael Nadal on the risk he runs in 2024

The French coach has a precise idea about what could constitute a danger for the Spaniard

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Patrick Mouratoglou warns Rafael Nadal on the risk he runs in 2024
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During an interview with Eurosport, the French coach Patrick Mouratoglou analyzed Rafael Nadal's come back to the court and his chances for next season. The former coach of Serena Williams and Simona Halep also warned the Spaniard about what could put him in difficulty.

"Rafa has been out of action for a long time and therefore everyone thinks that physically, given his age and the major injuries in his career, he is not in good shape. But let's be clear, if Rafa is physically well he is dangerous for anyone," said Mouratoglou.

The Frenchman then added: "It will be interesting to see Nadal on the court, many young players have improved while he was out and therefore everyone can't wait to see him on the court. Then without a doubt the Roland Garros will be the most important tournament of his season.

" Mouratoglou then made a prediction on the Spaniard's real state of form: "No one knows how Nadal really feels, only he can know his physical condition. This will be fundamental to see his real level in 2024. His participation in the Australian Open he has two readings, on the one hand we can think that this is his last year and he wants to play all the Slams and on the other we can think that Rafa already feels very competitive."

Meanwhile, Nadal and his rivals are preparing for 2024

The 2024 tennis season is looming and the strongest tennis players on the planet are training hard to start the new year in the best possible way.

Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Jannik Sinner and all the others have already resumed their athletic training. In addition to them there will obviously be the return to the court of the twenty-two-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal.

The Spanish tennis player has been out of action all season due to an injury at the Australian Open, a psoas muscle problem that appeared much more serious than expected and even led to thoughts of retiring from tennis. Nadal has been training hard and, recently, through his social media, he announced his come back on the court.

Rafa will return at the beginning of January in the ATP tournament in Auckland. He obviously will have a wildcard and it will be a preparation tournament for the Australian Open. As confirmed by the Spanish champion himself, 2024 will probably be, barring sensational twists, the last year of the glorious career of the king of clay.

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