SportNadal also has his Plan

Nadal also has his Plan

Rafael Nadal ‘s start to the season is commendable and, numbers in hand, unbeatable. Despite the lapse suffered against Sebastian Korda , who needed one of the best comebacks of his career to solve, the player from Manacor has already accumulated 16 victories in 2022 in which he knows no defeat. However, the precipitation will not engulf Rafa or his entourage, and for this reason they maintain their own plan to stay in the best possible shape in a key stretch of the season.

In the same direction, he responds to the last decision announced by Nadal and taken days before in the absence of official confirmation. The man from Manacor renounces playing the Miami Masters 1000, considering his American tour with the Acapulco and Indian Wells tournaments to be enough and knowing that he cannot overload his physique before the arrival of the spring clay court tour, where he is registered in all the big tournaments and the main objective of the season appears, which is none other than the reconquest of Roland Garros.

The official news of Nadal ‘s loss in Miami was known even before the shocked debut of the Spaniard in Indian Wells. This confirms the planned strategy of not playing the first two Masters 1000 of the season and also not waiting for the result of the first to decide on the second. Although it might seem logical, the priority is not to add a series of points between Indian Wells and Miami, but to arrive with enough time to change the chip and the planning and adapt tennis 100% on clay , the real specialty of Nadal .

Once Indian Wells is over, Nadal will return to Europe and will train with his team on clay courts, where until June he will compete with great goals, all of which he will arrive at as the top favorite. The first stop is in Monte Carlo , from April 10, where Rafa only defends the 2021 quarterfinals, where he unexpectedly fell to Rublev.

Nadal’s promised land

This will be a great opportunity to score points before flying to Barcelona the following week and trying to defend the title at the Conde de Godó Trophy, on the center court that bears his name in a tournament he has won up to 12 times. the last in an epic final against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas , decided after more than three and a half hours of dueling in Barcelona.

Two weeks of tennis and maximum wear, if the results accompany, well justify the rest that Nadal will take in Miami time after playing Indian Wells, but the plan goes further due to the two remaining Masters 1000 of the tour, in Madrid – May 1 to 8– and Rome –May 8 to 15–, where a Rafa is expected already in the last peak before the arrival of Roland Garros , where for two weeks it will be expected to know if the Spanish can increase the historical gap and win his fourteenth Musketeers Cup and 22nd Grand Slam in Paris.

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