Rafael Nadal's doctor revealed what Nadal did wrong with his injury



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Rafael Nadal's doctor revealed what Nadal did wrong with his injury
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It's been a long time since we watched one of the best tennis players in history, Rafael Nadal. It seems that will change as the legendary Spaniard Nadal is slowly returning to the court. The Spaniard has started training, but when we will see him in the biggest competitions is a big question.

In training, you can see that Nadal plays relaxed, but the lack of physical fitness is noticeable. There is a lot of mention of his return, many tennis fans believe that he will return soon, but there are more and more people who believe that the once world's number one tennis player "played his part".

Nadal proved a strong psyche by winning some of the most uncertain and biggest matches

However, there are also those who think contrary. In a statement to Express, Nadal's doctor Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro said that Rafa's strongest link is his mental health.

He claims that Nadal is a very strong person mentally and physically and that he will be back very soon. "Nadal has a very strong psyche. He's a very strong person, he's shown it throughout his career. That's certainly one of his great strengths," said Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro.

The famous doctor admitted that Nadal made a big mistake by aggravating the injury by playing in pain before admitting he had a problem and going for surgery. Maybe if it hadn't been such a case, Nadal would have returned a long time ago and played in the strongest tournaments, this is how he lost a lot of precious time.

These days, Nadal has returned to training in Majorca, and is increasing his level of work every day. You can see noticeable progress, but it still takes a long time to fully recover in order to compete. His goal is to play at the Australian Open in January.

Of course, everyone would like to see this experienced tennis player in the form he was once known for. "But when you have an injury like that and you see that you can't do it, you have to have an operation. It's a difficult situation.

We had to help him," said Kotoro. "He knows this process and wants to play again, he is doing everything in his power to make it happen. He has already shown us several times that he can do it, he will come back one more time.

We set ourselves this deadline of five months after the operation because it is important that the athlete has a goal to encourage the will to fight and recover. It is difficult to say whether in five months he will be able to play 100 percent. He may need another month to recover" - Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro is convinced.

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