Absent from the ATP Tour since the Washington tournament due to a left foot injury, Rafael Nadal recently said he was in the dark about the date of a possible return to the courts.
Rafael Nadal does not want to rush. Set back from the ATP circuit since his loss in the round of 16 in Washington against Lloyd Harris, the “Manacor Bull” is treating an injury to his left foot which has handicapped him for many years and which is becoming less and less easy to bear. Since then, the Mallorcan has been discreet but he recently split from a public appearance at a ceremony in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, city of the Balearic Islands to which he had donated one million euros to help with reconstruction after a flood. On this occasion, Rafael Nadal did not hesitate to talk to the public about his state of health. ” I want to recover from the injury to get back in shape. I work a lot every day to recover first. We must be a little careful, look a little in the medium term, entrusted the Mallorcan in comments collected by the daily As. I follow a specific plan. In my head I’m clear on my goals and hope things take a positive course so I can try to compete.. »
If it is certain that we will not see him on the courts again by the end of the 2021 season, like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal does not wish to project himself too far into the future regarding the date of his return to the courts. ” I work a lot every day to try to recover and then when I am well to be ready to play in great shape, admits the winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments. I am in a process of recovery, of work, with a gradual increase in loads and the sensations are not measured on a daily basis. A preparation which has however already started since the native of Manacor was recently seen training with racket in hand on the courts of his academy. Rafael Nadal will he be ready to take part in the 2022 edition of the Australian Open, which is scheduled to start on January 17, this is a question that only the “Taurus of Manacor” can answer… and everything indicates that he is in no hurry to clarify his plans for the 2022 season.