Bautista Agut plans to join Rafael Nadal at his academy for training in Manacor


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Bautista Agut plans to join Rafael Nadal at his academy for training in Manacor

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut is planning to head to the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor next month as soon as travel is permitted between regions in Spain, as per the Spanish daily Marca. The World No. 12 has already returned to the courts for training in Valencia where he trained at the Silla Tennis Club with Carlos Taberner.

The Spaniard had planned to travel to the Nadal Academy in Manacor at the conclusion of the Miami Masters to prepare for the installation for the clay court season. However, with the tennis shutdown in March, all players headed back to their respective bases and it was not possible for Bautista Agut to go to the Nadal academy at that point.

The Spanish daily Marca reports that Bautista Agut will travel at the end of June to the Nadal academy whenever travel is permitted. Bautista Agut plans to train with the world No. 2 ahead of the proposed tournaments in Spain that the RFET has planned for its local players.

Currently, all tennis tournaments through to the end of July have been cancelled. The earliest possible re-start for the tennis tournaments on the ATP circuit will be the first week of August, although there are many people who believe that the global tennis circuit may not resume until it becomes safe to travel globally.

Bautista Agut has won nine ATP singles titles in his career, the biggest being the 2018 Dubai Tennis Championships. His best result at a major was at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, where he reached the semifinals. He has been ranked as high as No. 9 in the world rankings.