Two weeks before the start of Roland-Garros, reassuring images of Rafael Nadal in training have been revealed, contrasting with the disturbing video from last week.
Last Thursday, images of Rafael Nadal’s training at Manacor leaked, showing the Spanish player holding his left leg, forced to stop his session in the presence of all his staff, visibly worried. This Monday, Mallorcan fans may be able to find some hope. While Roland-Garros begins in thirteen days and the man with 14 victories in the Parisian tournament has started a time trial to be present at Porte d’Auteuil for many weeks already, new images of his training showed hitting unrestrained forehand, letting out the cries we know him and even performing a few slides.
Would the light therefore have returned to the Nadal camp? The next few days will reveal more. Falling back to 14th in the world, the soon-to-be 37-year-old hopes not to have to withdraw from Roland-Garros for the first time since 2004, when a stress fracture in the ankle deprived him of a first participation, he who then already ranked 49th in the world at not even 18 years old. He then chained 31 victories beaten on Parisian soil.
🚨 Intensity, displacement, velocity, small quick adjustment steps, very quick. side runs, slides, mutant strikes… In 22 seconds, this video shows that Nadal will be at Roland-Garros. Ready for battle. Like since 2005. We bet?
🎥 Via dominic_grief IG pic.twitter.com/BHQHSGKxYM
— Benoit Maylin (@BenoitMaylin) May 15, 2023
Boris Becker worried
Rafael Nadal has not played for four months, and his hip injury suffered in the second round of the Australian Open against Mackenzie McDonald. He then had six to eight weeks off, but he has not yet found his way back to competition, which is necessarily very worrying. This is particularly what Boris Becker thinks, questioned this Monday by Eurosport Germany : “ Like all Nadal fans, and I am one, I am worried. For him to give up the preparation tournaments for Roland, it must be very serious. »
Be that as it may, seeing Rafael Nadal play Roland-Garros is still possible, but seeing him lift the Mousquetaires Cup for the 15th time would be a miracle, especially since for the first time, he will not arrive in any match on earth. in the legs.