Rafael Nadal has had a great start to the year. After last year’s setbacks at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, the former world number one stunned the tennis world.
There were just seven official tournaments in 2021 when the Spaniard raised the white flag because of foot problems. The 36-year-old Manacor native went after the big prize at Wimbledon after winning the first two majors of the year in 2022.
Rafa recovered from an early rust by overcoming Taylor Fritz despite an abdominal strain to reach the semifinals. Despite his best efforts, the Iberian decided to abandon the match against Nick Kyrgios rather than risk making problems worse.
The Majorcan hopes to resume to training this week and return to Canada in the coming weeks. Director Eugène Lapierre essentially confirmed that the 22-time Slam champion would be in attendance at the Montreal Masters 1000 tournament, which will take place August 7-14.
Rafael Nadal will return to Canada in the future
It was disclosed by Lapierre that Rafael Nadal’s hotel rooms in Montreal have already been rented.
“Prior to the tournament, he has received a few tubes of balls that he can utilize. This week, he should be back in the gym “-he went on to say. Recently, Rafa received some kind remarks from the world’s best padel player, Paquito Navarro “Despite all that Nadal has accomplished this year, I still can’t believe it.
I don’t think anyone will ever be able to match his record of 14 wins at Roland Garros. Despite the fact that each time appeared to be the last, this was not the case.
Rafa is deserving of every respect. He’s always been a role model and a point of reference for me.” Director of the Mutua Madrid Open, Feliciano Lopez, reiterated his sentiments: “When Rafael Nadal is in peak health, there are just a few of other players who can compete with him. That’s all he accomplished: he won two Grand Slams at 36 years old while being in perilous physical condition.”