While still the big favorite, Rafael Nadal will come to Roland Garros with some uncertainty. The Spanish tennis player, currently number 2 in the world, has not played an official game since last February when he was crowned champion at the Acapulco Open and he bet his participation in the Rome Masters will help him get the necessary Finding the rhythm for the next Grand Slam.
Toni Nadal on Rafael Nadal’s chances in the sand season
“This year it will be difficult to play well as it is not easy for people to focus fully on the game because of the context we are in,” said Toni Nadal.
Also, the last tournament Rafa played was six or seven months ago, which makes it very difficult. “” Despite all of that, I hope he tries hard and can win this year.
If it were not possible, he would certainly be prepared next year “, added the director of the Mallorca Open in the statements of ‘Punto de Break’. Toni Nadal also explained the consequences of the disqualification of the current number 1 in the world, who turned 18.
Grand Slam without the presence of Federer and Nadal in the tournament. “The first beneficiary was Pablo Carreno, who played against him and has now won his game. All remaining participants in the tournament will feel relieved when the top seed leaves.
From a distance it is clear that there is one less Grand Slam for Federer and Nadal that Djokovic does not win. But the reality is the painful situation for him and that it is not good for tennis “Finally, Toni Nadal also spoke about what will happen for Djokovic in the coming weeks when the sand tour takes place.
“To be disqualified as number one in the world is a blow. He has already apologized. Djokovic is very good. I suppose it can affect him for Rome because he is close and from the situation will have been little touched.
It’s time for Roland Garros and I suppose he’ll recover from it, “concluded Toni Nadal. If someone knows Rafa well, it’s exactly Uncle Toni, with whom he lived most of his great successes on the Parisian sands, where he has one built a large part of its legend.
Right now, Nadal is set to debut tomorrow in the second round of the Rome Masters against his compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta, proof that a priori it could be one of the most difficult after reaching a great level at the US Open he entered got to the semi-finals. See Rafa Nadal win the Foro Italico title this week?