Nadal returns to training with intensity in Australia

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal hits a ball during a training session on the courts of Melbourne Park.

Rafa Nadal continues with his set-up for the start of the 2022 season. After overcoming COVID-19 after being infected in the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament, the Spanish tennis player has resumed activity at the highest level to face his first great challenge of the year: the ATP 250 in Melbourne (January 4-9), where Nadal starts as a great favorite for the title after giving up the ATP Cup in Sydney.

The Australian Open wanted to show through its social networks how Nadal’s preparation is on the right track by showing images of the Second training session for the Balearic Islands on the slopes of Melbourne Park (this Friday he already had his first contact) and also a video of Nadal practicing forehand, backhand, volley and also smash, in addition to some filigree with the racket. “The sounds of summer, by Rafa Nadal”, stated the official account of the Australian Open.

In this way, Nadal confirms that, despite the stoppage due to the contagion of coronavirus, he is in good shape to compete in the ATP 250 in Melbourne in which it is presented as his only major test prior to the Australian Open (17-31 January) , where the Balearic Islands will seek his second title and where he could unbalance the balance of the triple tie at 20 Grand Slam between him, Roger Federer, who will not be in Australia due to injury, and Novak Djokovic, whose presence in the tournament (where he defends the title) It has yet to be confirmed by the Australian Open measures regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Raducanu resigns from Melbourne Summer Set

The Australian Open also announced this Saturday that the defending US Open champion will not participate in the Melbourne Summer Set., the women’s tournament prior to the Australian Open in the city and for which it was written. “Competing in the first Melbourne tournament this week is too early for me as I have just come out of isolation”, assured a Raducanu who wants to continue making history at the next Australian Open.

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