Toni Nadal believes his nephew Rafael Nadal is about to face a big challenge

The Spanish tennis player will return to the court after almost a year of absence: what will be his physical condition?

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Toni Nadal believes his nephew Rafael Nadal is about to face a big challenge
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Fans from all over the world, media and insiders cheered for the imminent comeback of Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Among them, his uncle Toni Nadal, historic former coach of the Spaniard and current coach of Felix Auger-Aliassime, could not avoid doing this.

Toni commented on his social account: "I'm excited to see Rafa Nadal compete again. I'm aware that this time will be the most difficult challenge but I have great faith in him and I believe he won't disappoint at all." Toni Nadal had already recently explained: "He is aware that it will be a complicated situation.

Let's say that in Australia it will not be easy to compete, he will not be seeded and could get a top finish even in the first round of tournaments." Many experts and his uncle himself have now understood Nadal's situation and at the same time declared: "When Rafa plays a Slam and at the beginning he draws manageable opponents then he starts to gain momentum and from the quarter-finals onwards he can be dangerous for anyone."

Rafa is ready for the ATP Brisbane 2024!

After almost a year of absence from the ATP Tour, Spanish champion Rafael Nadal has announced his return to competition. The tennis player, sidelined due to a psoas muscle injury suffered at the 2023 Australian Open, announced via social media that he will return directly to the ATP tournament in Brisbane.

Rafa is currently number 663 in the world rankings but obviously Nadal will use his status and above all the protected ranking to participate in the various tournaments. What is about to begin could be the last year of the Spaniard's extraordinary career.

Via social media Rafa announced: "Hello everyone. After a year away from competitions it's time to return. I will be in Brisbane for the first week of January. See you there." A related post with a video of the moment of the injury and Rafa had so many interactions.

There is great curiosity about how Rafa will return to the Tour: several months have passed and everyone wants to understand his physical and mental conditions.

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