Rafa Nadal has moved on to allay concerns over his injury problems ahead of the French Open, with Mallorca posting a full-length practice practice at his academy with the caption: “See you in Paris on Wednesday.”
The 13-time Roland Garros champion said last week that daily training was a challenge and that he would take a doctor with him to Paris after a long leg injury during his defeat to Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open.
Nadal, 35, who recently returned from a rib stress fracture, had to fight towards the end of his match against the Canadians as he lost 1-6 7-5 6-2 in the last 16.
But the world number five looks set to start another bid for a Grand Slam title at his favorite hunting ground after winning his 21st major at the Australian Open earlier this year.
The win followed a tough 2021 during which he missed Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open.
Nadal will try to regain the title in Paris after losing in the semifinals to Novak Djokovic last year, the third defeat of his career at Roland Garros.
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