The Barcelona Open event director David Ferrer can’t wait to see Rafael Nadal at his occasion. David is proud of Nadal’s progress following a nasty hip damage on the Australian Open, hoping to see his compatriot at his greatest in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
Ferrer understands that Nadal needs to return to his greatest as quickly as doable and chase his fifteenth Roland Garros trophy in June
. Rafa’s 92nd and most up-to-date ATP title got here in Paris final 12 months, beating Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud en path to his twenty second Main crown.
Nadal overcame foot ache and all of the opponents to increase his unbelievable run within the French capital and stay a participant to beat 17 years after conquering the primary title. The Spaniard has been coping with setbacks since Wimbledon, enjoying solely 13 matches since August and dropping floor.
Rafa has scored solely 5 wins since August and can depart the top-10 after Indian Wells, leaving the elite firm for the primary time since April 2005! Nadal kicked off the present season with no kind, experiencing two United Cup losses and never trying good forward of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal will attempt to win his fifteenth Roland Garros title in June.
The defending champion prevailed over Jack Draper within the first spherical and met Mackenzie McDonald within the second. The American performed nicely and scored a 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 triumph, delivering Nadal’s earliest Main loss since 2016.
Rafa injured his left hip within the second set, staying on the court docket till the top and revealing a Grade 2 iliopsoas damage after additional checks. Nadal withdrew from Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami, making sluggish progress on the apply court docket on clay and hoping to prepare for Monte Carlo or Barcelona in April.
With so many setbacks, Nadal will throw every thing at Roland Garros, figuring out it is his greatest probability to win a Main this 12 months. “Rafa is already doing apply blocks of 5 days and progressing. I’ve religion and confidence that he can play nicely on clay as soon as he returns, and I do know he can’t wait to compete in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
His major objective is to win one other Roland Garros title and develop into the one participant with 23 Majors. Rafa understands he has to seek out the rhythm as quickly as doable to chase that objective, and he works laborious to attain it,” David Ferrer says.