The week starts with good news for the tennis Spanish and for the world of white sports in general. Everything stems from an encouraging post from Rafael Nadal, in which The Balearic tennis player trains more intensively. The short video features a suggestive musical theme in the background, which Nadal would presumably use to indicate that he is ready to return, possibly during the European ground tour.
The news falls beautifully on the Spaniard’s supporters, especially after he learned that one of his most impressive records is about to come to an end and Rafa will exit the top 10 ATP ranking for the first time in 18 years. The Manacor native is undergoing a rigorous recovery process, during which Rafa himself confirmed his absence from the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami a few weeks ago.
Rafael Nadal and a recovery that seems to be getting stronger
The recovery from a hip injury sustained by Rafael Nadal earlier this year appears to be in its final stages. The current number 8 in the world has been away from the courts for more than 6 weeks. It’s a long time that will inevitably cost him to break out of the top 10 of world tennis’s elite for the first time in 912 straight weeks.
The unfortunate news confirming the end of the impressive mark was announced by Rafa himself via their social networks, the month of March has just begun. The Spaniard explained that while he is following his doctor’s orders to the letter, he is also not fully ready for the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells and Miami.
In addition to this post, Rafael Nadal was asked about his injury status while enjoying the classic match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Nadal gave a worrying reply, even speaking of a “severe collapse”. suffered in that duel at the Australian Open against the American Mackenzie McDonald. Today Rafa posted a new video with the song “Else Paris” in the background where he trains more intensely.
The possibility of returning to compete in Monte Carlo
Before the news that Nadal would not be in the American Masters 1000, One of the dates negotiated for the Spaniard’s return coincided with the start of the European tour. However, after the 22 Majors winner’s candid comments, everything seemed to indicate that the situation of the grade 2 injury he suffered to the iliopsoas of his left leg was not entirely positive, as he even mentioned that it was “ripped off”. the tendon a little”.
Back then, Rafa himself pointed out that we had to be patient that he was doing everything in his power but obviously his recovery streaks aren’t what they were when he was 20 years old. In this sense, The new news about the recovery of the 14-time Roland Garros winner seems a bit contradictorysince up to that moment Nadal was only performing routines so that the arm “does not degenerate”.
Now, with the good news of the week just begun, there are certainly enough reasons to speculate about Nadal’s eventual return to the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, which begins on April 9th. Nevertheless, from what little is known, it is not necessary to a 100% return of the Manacorí tennis player recently on the clay courts of the second Grand Slam of the year.
Roland Garros is Rafael Nadal’s big goal
One element that keeps popping up in the few reports of Nadal’s recovery was the fact that The tennis player trained mainly on clay. And Rafa himself has reported that he is fueling his recovery by performing fitness routines and staying up to date on the slopes at his academy in Manacor, the Rafael Nadal Academy by Movistar.
The latter is fairly relevant and revealing information as the most immediate challenges for the Balearics will come during the European gravel season. And last but not least, the fact that Nadal’s biggest challenge and ambition will be to win his 15th Roland Garros title. In this sense, for example, the bookmaker bet365 pays [3.50] for Rafa’s title at the French Openfor which Novak Djokovic are settled [2.50] and Carlos Alcaráz [2.75] as top favorites.
And it is that, in addition to further deepening its presence in the Paris competition itself, The world tennis legend would become the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles. The Spaniard would gain 23 laurels, surpassing Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, with whom he currently shares that accolade. Earned Quotas bet365.
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The calendar Nadal could face if he is 100%
At present, The recovery Rafa is making seems to be on the right track, as explained above. This means that his return to the slopes in April is imminent.
The above suits the Spaniard like a glove, who will give his best at the type of track where he has historically made big differences. Nadal’s preparation is completely focused on winning Roland Garros. Therefore, if Rafa is given the opportunity to satisfactorily achieve his goals, he will have to face the following programming:
- Monte Carlo Masters 1000: from April 9th to 16th
- Barcelona ATP 500: from April 17th to 23rd
- Mutua Madrid Open: from April 26th to May 27th
- Rome Masters 1000: May 10-21
- Roland Garros: from May 28th to June 11th