Rafael Nadal trains at the Roland Garros Stadium: fans crazy!

The 14-time Parisian Slam champion began training on the Philippe Chatrier

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Rafael Nadal trains at the Roland Garros Stadium: fans crazy!
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The long-awaited moment has arrived: Rafael Nadal has reached Paris and started training on the Philippe Chatrier, to test his physical condition just a few days before the highly anticipated Roland Garros. This edition of the Parisian Slam is starting and is extremely awaited for all the fans of the Spanish tennis player, who were delighted to see their hero training on the clay court of the Chatrier.

Below the video oif Rafa's training shared by the Roland Garros and The Tennis Letter X accounts:

"The time has come to make a decision about Roland Garros, whether to play there or not. It's playing in two weeks, I don't have a clear decision. If I have to describe to you the sensations I have in my head, I would say that I will play the Roland Garros and I will my best. I have some problems, but not enough to say I can't play in the biggest event of my career. We'll see how I feel mentally and physically tomorrow morning. If I feel well, I will try to play the Roland Garros."

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

These were the words shared by Rafa in the press conference of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia following the match he lost in the 2nd round against Hubert Hurkacz. There are three tournaments that Nadal has played on clay, after the injury suffered at the Brisbane International. In Barcelona he defeated Flavio Cobolli without any worries, but surrendered to Alex de Minaur in the following 2nd round, even collecting just one game in the second set.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

At the Mutua Madrid Open, however, things went much better. The Spanish champion found more continuity during the matches and reached the round of 16, taking immediate revenge on the Australian and beating the Argentine Pedro Cachin in a very tough match. Only an excellent version by Jiri Lehecka put an end to his path. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, as mentioned, the draw did not help him and Hubert Hurkacz clearly prevailed in two sets in the second round. Now the highly anticipated French Open

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