According to his doctor, Rafael Nadal will be ready for the clay season and especially at Roland Garros, where he will put most of his weight.
The head of Nadal’s medical team, Angel Ruiz Cotorro, confirmed in a TV interview that the holder of 20 Grand Slam titles is healthy and ready to give it all on clay, counting on Roland Garros to be in his best condition.
“I think Nadal will be in the best possible shape when he arrives at Roland Garros. He’s training well, he’s training hard, his goal is clay. He will start from Monte-Carlo and he will try to be in his prime at Roland Garros. That’s for sure,” said specifically the well-known doctor, who spoke to Spanish TV and TVE.
We recall that Nadal experienced a problem in his lower back during his time in Melbourne, as a result of which he did not play at all in the ATP Cup and felt discomfort in his first matches at the Australian Open.
In week 2 of the Australian Open, he said the pain had subsided, but after returning from Melbourne he announced that he would be off the court for some time as he had not fully recovered. In particular, he withdrew from the Rotterdam 500 and the Miami Masters, and did not play in the Acapulco 500, a tournament he has been visiting for the past few years.
For a few days now, he has been preparing for the grass-court season, which he will open at the Monte-Carlo Masters next week (April 11-18). He is then expected to compete in Barcelona (19-25 April), Madrid (3-9 May), Rome (10-16 May) and of course Roland Garros (23 May – 6 June), which he will compete for the 14th time in his career!