Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (currently 6th in the world) is convinced that his left foot is better from Abu Dhabi and he wants to be able to fight again with less pain. At the age of 35, he thought he still had the “inside of fire” to fight for his goals, as long as he was healthy.
“If I’m healthy, I still have an inner fire to keep fighting to reach my goals,” Nadal said at a press conference in Abu Dhabi. Court from last August.
Nadal will return to the track when playing against Andy Murray or Dan Evans of England at the Mubadara exhibition in Abu Dhabi this Friday. This is his first match since losing to Lloyd Harris in an ATP tournament in Washington more than 130 days ago.
“I’m very happy to be back. It’s not pain. I’ve felt pain many times in my career. Most of the time it’s about having the opportunity to deal with the pain and compete well,” he insisted. ..
The Spaniards thought he needed to try to play in the competition. “Of course I feel better. Otherwise I wouldn’t be here. The comeback wouldn’t be easy. I’m not expecting much now.
Rafa intends to take things slowly
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has been away from the tour for quite some time.
Rafa said in this regard: Hopefully you’ll be on the court at a competitive level before tough and demanding tournaments like Australia, as you’ll only have to play one tournament in front of Australia and play these two games here. The number of hours is not very high, but it will be the main one. Still, it’s always the same – get healthy. “
This 35-year-old is at the level of 20 Grand Slam titles with rival Novak Djokovic, who is also on the entry list, and Roger Federer, who cannot compete in the tournament. Nadal won the only major title in 2009 and has runner-up four times (2012, 2014, 2017, 2019) since then.
Rafael did not participate in the Grand Slam this season because he skipped the Wimbledon Championship and the US Open after the French Open due to a leg injury. If Novak decides to compete in Australia, it will be interesting to see Rafa and Nole competing for the 21st Grand Slam title.
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