The return of Rafael Nadal on the slopes is in sight and the Masters 1,000 in Rome could be the scene of the return of the Balearic tennis player after almost three months off the slopes due to an injury to the iliopsoas hip that occurred on January 18 at the last Australian Open.
Carlos Moya, his coach, let him glimpse it in a promotional visit he made on Monday at the Masters 1,000 in Madrid. The reappearance of Nadal?, they asked him. “Impossible to say. Hopefully tomorrow everything is perfect and we’ll go to Rome. Who knows?” Said the former number 1.
Moya explained that Nadal methodically follows his recovery plan. “This Monday was a holiday but on Tuesday we will return to training. We do more or less an hour and a half a day and we continue to progress day by day. It’s not even about being optimistic or negative, just observing the state of his progress on a daily basis.” he explained.
confidence and optimism
moya He also highlighted in an interview on TVE the mental situation of his friend and pupil. “Of course these are difficult times because we missed tournaments that we love, but Rafa is a warrior, with an indestructible mind And when the time comes to return, we will be very motivated.”
After being forced to give up the tournaments in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, nadal could reappear next week in the Foro Italico in Rome before facing Roland Garros (May 28 to June 11), his great objective, where he defends the title and will seek his 15th title in Paris.
If his return is confirmed this week. –possibly Thursday– Nadal will have few matches to find the best sensations on court, although for moya that was not a problem.
“He continues with confidence, with Rafa you can always expect him to pull a rabbit out of the hat. That’s why I think it has always been an urban legend that Nadal needs many games to be ready, when he has returned from injury he has always achieved good results “.