Home » Rafael Nadal confirms his return to the Barcelona tournament on Tuesday

Rafael Nadal confirms his return to the Barcelona tournament on Tuesday

by admin
Rafael Nadal confirms his return to the Barcelona tournament on Tuesday

Rafael Nadal confirmed this Monday that he would play the Barcelona tournament (April 13-21). “Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will be there,” he declared at a press conference. The Spaniard, present in training this Monday, will take part in his first match, Tuesday, since that in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane tournament (5-7, 7-6 [6], 6-3 against Jordan Thompson in January). He will face the Italian Flavio Cobolli (62nd) in the first round.

Forfeiting the Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo due to serving difficulties, Nadal remained evasive about his recent health problems: “I don’t want to say that I have a problem here or a problem there. The worst thing that could happen is that I won’t be able to play anymore. I’m coming back from two difficult years, my body doesn’t let me follow the schedule. On a personal level, being in Barcelona is a gift. »

Nadal knows Catalan clay well since he is the record holder for victories in Barcelona with 12 titles. Currently ranked 644th in the world, the 37-year-old Majorcan hopes to return to his best level at Roland-Garros (May 20 to June 9), which he has won 14 times. But he nevertheless remained cautious about a return for the Parisian Grand Slam: “It’s difficult for me to plan, I take it day by day. There are a lot of bad days physically and mentally. The good days help compensate and I still have fun when I play tennis, which is why I keep hoping to continue playing. »

See also  Copa del Re: Barcelona surrender to extra time, Athletic pass

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy