Rafael Nadal shares an honest analysis of his comeback

The Spaniard said that he will have to have the ability not to expect the best from himself

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Rafael Nadal shares an honest analysis of his comeback
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Rafael Nadal has announced that he will return to the court at the beginning of 2024 to participate in the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane and the first Slam of the season. This follows the rumor launched by Craig Tiley, director of the Australian Open, himself The Spanish champion is very active on social media and he has tried to communicate to all his fans the state of mind he will try to bring to his mentality so as not to make a serious mistake.

The Spaniard shared a really interesting speech, explaining that he will have to be good at not demanding too much from himself as he has done throughout his entire career.

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In a video posted on his Instagram account, Nadal said: "I was afraid to make the announcement because in the end I spent a year without competing and underwent hip surgery.

The thing that worried me the most, however, wasn't the hip but something else. I think I'm ready and I'm confident that things will go well. This gives me the opportunity to have fun on the court. It's been a long time, but I hope to still feel the same tension, the same pleasure, the same fears and doubts.

I expect to expect nothing: that's the truth. I must have the ability not to demand what I have asked of myself throughout my career. I think I'm in a different situation, uncharted terrain. I have internalized what I have done throughout my life, which is to ask the most of myself.

I hope to be able not to. I have to accept that things will be very difficult at first, give myself time and forgive myself if things don't go well, because there is a very big possibility that they will. But I also have to know that there could be a not too distant future where things can change if I maintain the right spirit of work and my body responds well."

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