Rafael Nadal is back on the court and has officially begun preparation in view of the first events on clay-courts, which should have him among the absolute protagonists in the event of recovery from the injury. The Spanish tennis player wanted to reassure all his fans by posting a video on his Instagram profile, in which he trains with great intensity at his academy.
After canceling himself from the main draws at Indian Wells and Miami, failing to recover in time from his physical problems, the former world number one's next goal is to return to Monte Carlo, where another Master 1000 will be staged.
Looking at the distance, Rafa will certainly bet a lot on the 2023 edition of the Roland Garros to bring home another triumph. It is not an easy period for the native of Manacor, who will leave the top 10 of the ATP world ranking after even 912 weeks in a row (18 years to be precise).
An incredible record that marked an era in the history of tennis, given that since April 2005 Rafa has always managed to keep one of the top 10 places in the rankings, despite serious injuries and long periods of absence (even recently in 2021, with mid-season spent recovering from foot injury).
Rafa is naturally suffering from last year's sensational start, in which he was able to dominate and beat all the competition at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, also obtaining excellent results in other tournaments such as the Masters 1000.
All points now expiring that are causing him to slide back. In this 2023, the Spaniard has so far only taken part in the Melbourne competition, not showing up in acceptable physical conditions: in fact, after having struggled against the young British Jack Draper (giving up a set), the former number one had to surrender to the American Mackenzie McDonald.
Then the announcement of not being at the top to compete in the two American Masters 1000, postponing the return to the court. There is now a lot of expectation among the fans to find out if Nadal will be able to return to the circuit very soon and be immediately super competitive.
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