Rafael Nadal’s season has been excellent so far. The former world number 1 won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, leaving everyone speechless after last year’s difficulties. Suffice it to say that the Spanish phenomenon had played just seven official tournaments in 2021, before raising the white flag due to pain in his foot.
After conquering the first two majors of 2022, the 36-year-old from Manacor also went hunting for the big target at Wimbledon. Removed the initial rust, Rafa hit the semifinal by beating Taylor Fritz despite a tear in the abs.
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 will return to training these days and plans to return to Canada next month.
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.
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Director of the Montreal Masters 1000 which will take place from August 7 to 14, Eugène Lapierre gave reassuring news from Rafael Nadal during the press conference presenting the tournament.
After threatening the players regarding the Covid tests, the Quebecer therefore spoke about the men at the 22 Grand Slams who had already announced that he wanted to play this tournament as a resumption and in order to prepare for the US Open.
“Nadal really wants to come to Montreal and his hotel rooms are already booked. He was sent a crate of balls to use during the tournament to prepare. He is expected to return to training on Monday.” During an interaction with EuroSport, the 36-year-old spoke about the need for any athlete competing in an individual sport to have the right coach to taste success.
“In team sports you have a coach who is the club,” said Nadal. “Hire a coach and the player is paid too. But the coach is the boss. In our sport, I am the one who pays the coach, the physical trainer, the physical therapist.
In the end, you are the boss. If you don’t make all those people around you feel they have the freedom to say things, whether they are good or bad, without putting your job at risk, you are not allowing yourself to be helped.
If you do not have the humility to listen to the things that you do not like so much, it is difficult for you to continue on the right path,” Nadal said.