The clock keeps ticking. The tennis season is about to start and the uncertainties about it are many. Rafa Nadal contracted the covid in the exhibition tournament that he played a few weeks ago in Abu Dhabi. Whether or not he can play the first Grand Slam of the year will depend on his recovery. He will play it, at least that’s how clear the Australian media says News Corp. “Rafa Nadal is back in training and is ready to fly to Melbourne to compete in the ATP 250 in Sydney next week. The arrival date has not yet been confirmed, but that trip will surely be made“, says the aforementioned medium.
In addition, the Australian publication refers to the words of the Executive Director of Tennis Australia, Craig Tiley, who said last week that Nadal “sure” would be in the first big of the year. On the other hand, the good news is that Manacor also has started training and this Wednesday he did it with Daniel Rincón.
Rafael Nadal’s practice today (suhanisabharwal IG Stories) pic.twitter.com/Vaf0blJryz
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On the other hand, News Corp refers to the Djokovic situation. The Serbian has requested an exemption to be able to play without being vaccinated. They claim that the Victorian Government is very close to making a decision on “those special rules”. The body in charge of giving the verdict has issued a statement in which it has reflected that “medical exemptions have a rigorous and independent processFinally, they refer to the “confidentiality” of all medical results so as not to give more details.