Rafael Nadal’s body needs to adapt, so let’s hope that happens, says an expert

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How can Rafael Nadal be defeated in a Grand Slam? It appears to be a question without a clear solution, while many have attempted it without success. The last of them was the American Mackenzie McDonald, who ultimately defeated the top finisher of this kind of tournament after learning from his earlier blunders.

They last saw their faces on Roland Garros clay in 2020, only a few years ago. Having chances against the Mallorcan is also not the best case scenario. Nadal won that match decisively in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, and 6-3.

The American has since returned the favor. However, how did he achieve it? “I thought he had choices. I recalled the time Taylor (Fritz) defeated him and (Frances) Tiafoe. Last night, I discussed it with Tommy (Paul), which gave me confidence.

Even watching him play alongside (Alex) De Minaur and (Cameron) Norrie at the United Cup was somewhat helpful to me. I had that conviction today, and I supported it. ‘Break Point’ quoted McDonald as saying, “I have not been as terrified of him as I was at Roland Garros, when I didn’t think I was ready to accomplish anything against him.

On the racecourse, he then noticed himself. Even when Rafa was physically sound, he continued to abuse him. He was a little softer on him in what was possibly the most significant victory of the American’s career because he was already hurt. Did you think Mackenzie McDonald had a chance to dethrone the current Australian Open winner before the match?

Uncle Toni discusses Nadal.

Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal‘s uncle and former long-time coach, can only dream of witnessing his nephew stage yet another remarkable comeback.

In a blog for El Pais, Toni Nadal stated, “My hope is now concentrated on seeing him, once again, raising his head and battling to be at Roland Garros defending his options.” “Let’s hope that his body responds because I think he will not lack for devotion or the ability to suffer.

The Spanish coach stated, “I remain cautious and, undoubtedly, glad to see the tremendous ovation that the Australian public dedicated to Rafael when he bid goodbye this Wednesday at the Rod Laver Arena. The next concern is where Rafael Nadal will make his return to the ATP circuit once the extent of his injury has been determined. The Psoas Iliaco in the left leg of the Spanish tennis player, 36, was hurt in grade 2.

The top Grand Slam winner stated in his succinct statement that “today he plays sports rest and anti-inflammatory treatment. Recovery usually takes six to eight weeks. As a result, he will be unable to attend the next stops that he had planned on making, including the competitions in Dubai and Doha.