Rafael Nadal may be remembered as one of the strongest tennis players in the history of this sport and certainly, given his results, the greatest tennis player of all time on clay. Of the 88 ATP titles won in career by the Majorcan phenomenon, Rafa has only obtained two victories on the indoor field, including one on clay.
On indoor hard courts, Nadal has only won one tournament in his career, it was back in 2005 and Rafa won in the final after a five-set battle against former Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic. Whenever Rafael Nadal has found himself fighting on a court with a roof, defeat has come and this particular curiosity has always intrigued not only his fans but all tennis enthusiasts.
It must be said that in 2021 Rafa missed the indoor season due to constant foot injuries that ended his season early. In 2020 Nadal reached the semifinal both at the Masters. 1000 in Paris than at the ATP Finals but just when everyone could give him interesting possibilities, Rafa stopped at the most beautiful, leaving room for the others.
Well-known coach Patrick Mouratoglu talked about all of this stating that Nadal is quite good on the indoor surface and no doubt he is better than everyone else thinks, but perhaps this is not enough to beat the best of this surface.
Patrick clarified what the problems could be for the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments: "What makes Rafa different between the other surfaces and the indoor one? The bounce on indoor courts is very low, even lower than on outdoor ones and he finds much difficulty.
It must be said that the low rebound comes from the concrete, but it is not the same thing and on indoor courts it is even more evident. Rafa is also a great player on indoor surfaces, but there are several players who are better than him."
Nadal is working hard these days to recover the best condition for 2022.
Senator Lambie attacks Djokovic: "I don't care you're world no.1!"
The presence of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open 2022 is still uncertain and many doubts remain regarding his vaccination status.
The number one in the world did not want to communicate whether he had the vaccine or not, but in Australia they absolutely want answers. In the last few hours, rumors of a possible medical exemption for Nole had sprung up, rumors that were immediately denied.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie explained the situation on The Today Show by showing her thoughts firmly and making it clear that the law is the same for everyone, even for the nine-time champion and holder of the Australian Open.
During the broadcast, the woman used firm tones, closing every possible door to situations that would imply the arrival of Novak Djokovic in Melbourne without a vaccine. Here are her statements: "I don't know where these rumors about the loophole come from, but the rules are clear.
Either you have a double dose of the vaccine or not, if you are not vaccinated with two doses, as is also the case for many. Australians, I don't care if you are number one in the world or not, you can't attend the competition."
A furious debate has erupted in recent months around the situation of Novak Djokovic and still today there are those who defend or not the situation of the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments. In Melbourne Nole would undoubtedly be the big favorite and there is expectation for his choice: in case of victory of the Australian Open 2022, Novak Djokovic would reach 21 Grand Slam titles, detaching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and thus becoming the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in the history of this sport.
For the Australian Open you need a double dose of vaccine, other solutions are not taken into consideration and therefore Novak Djokovic and all the other athletes are warned. The arrival of tennis players in Australia is less and less missing and there will be no discounts, meanwhile fans are waiting for news and are curious about the choice of the number one in the world.