Nadal: “See you in Madrid”

Rafa Nadal reached the Indian Wells final with a record of 20 consecutive victories in 2022. The American Taylor Fritz was waiting for him there… and the streak and the presence of the Balearic on the slopes ended. A rib injury (stress fracture) that he suffered in the semifinals against Carlos Alcaraz hampered him in the final match of the North American Masters 1,000 and has forced him to give up Montecarlo and Godó, among others.

The On April 18, almost a month later, Rafa announced his return to training: “Today after 4 weeks without stepping on a tennis court, first easy training. What an illusion to set foot on earth again!”, he affirmed with several images training on the clay courts of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor. A day later, his uncle Toni (now coach of Auger-Aliassime) assured in Barcelona: “I He said yes, that he was coming to Madrid”.

And that information has been confirmed today by Rafa Nadal, again, on his social networks: “Despite arriving just before preparation and being difficult, I really want to play and play at home since the opportunities are few. Let’s try to do it in the best possible way. See you in Madrid”. The Spaniard will be at the Mutua Madrid Open on the slopes of the Caja Mágica in a Masters 1,000 tournament that begins in the men’s category on Saturday, April 30 and whose final will be on Sunday, May 8.