So far, Rafael Nadal’s season has been fantastic. After a difficult year, the former world number one stunned the tennis world by winning both the Australian Open and Roland Garros. To sum up, the 2021 Spanish phenomenon only participated in seven official tournaments before giving up due to foot pain.
After conquering the first two majors of 2022, the 36-year-old from Manacor also went hunting for the big target at Wimbledon. Rafa overcame his initial rust to defeat Taylor Fritz in the semifinals despite playing with an abdominal tear.
The Iberian did everything possible to take the field against Nick Kyrgios, but in the end he preferred to give up so as not to make the situation worse. The Majorcan anticipates returning to Canada sometime next month and is currently back in training.
During the presentation of the Masters 1000 in Montreal, which will take place from 7 to 14 August, the director Eugène Lapierre substantially confirmed the presence of the 22-time Grand Slam champion.
Update on Rafa Nadal as of late
During the press conference announcing the Montreal Masters 1000, which will take place from August 7-14, tournament director Eugène Lapierre shared encouraging words from Rafael Nadal.
After threatening the players with Covid tests, the Quebecer then talked about the men who had announced their intention to play in all 22 Grand Slams and how he wanted to play in this tournament to get back into the swing of things and get ready for the US Open.
“Nadal really wants to come to Montreal and his hotel rooms are already booked. A box of practice balls was shipped to him so that he could get ready for the tournament. On Monday, he’ll get back to training.” The 36-year-old stressed the importance of finding the right coach for any individual athlete in an interview with EuroSport.
If the coach is the club in team sports, then the coach is the club “According to Nadal. “If you hire a coach, you’ll need to make sure the player gets paid, too. However, the head coach is the ultimate authority. I’m the one who foots the bill for our team’s coaching staff, fitness trainers, and physiotherapists.
You get the last say in everything. You’re not letting anyone help you if you don’t create an environment where people feel safe providing you with both positive and negative feedback without fear of retaliation.
It’s hard to keep going in the right direction if you lack the humility to listen to the things that you don’t like so much “In the words of Nadal.