‘Rafael Nadal’s hotel rooms are already booked’, says TD

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Rafael Nadal’s season has been great so far. The former world number 1 won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, leaving everyone speechless after the struggles of last year. Suffice to say that the Spanish phenomenon had only played seven official tournaments in 2021, before raising the white flag because of foot pain.

After conquering the first two major tournaments of 2022, the 36-year-old from Manacor is also on the hunt for the big target at Wimbledon. Stripped of the initial rust, Rafa reached the semi-final beating Taylor Fritz despite tearing his abdominals.

The Iberian did everything 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 Mallorcan will return to training these days and plans to return to Canada next month.

During the presentation of the Montreal Masters 1000, which will take place from August 7 to 14, director Eugène Lapierre substantially confirmed the presence of the 22-time Grand Slam champion.

Latest update on Rafa Nadal

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 Slam tournaments who had already announced that they wanted to play this tournament as a resumption and with the aim of preparing 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.” In 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,” Nadal said. “Hire a coach and the player also gets paid. But the coach is the boss. In our sport, I’m the one who pays the coach, the physical trainer, the physiotherapist.

In the end, you are the boss. If you don’t make everyone around you feel free to say things, whether good or bad, without putting your job at risk, you’re not helping yourself.

If you don’t have the humility to listen to the things you don’t like so much, it’s hard for you to continue on the right path,” Nadal said.

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