Gastao Elias’s wife and trainer, Isabela Miro, attended Rafael Nadal’s practice session on Arthur Ashe and also ran into the Spaniard over lunch. “Watching King Rafael Nadal preparing for US Open 2022!
How far will it go this year? Isabela Miro captioned an Instagram photo showing Rafael Nadal in Arthur Ashe.
Then, when the coach and the wife of the ATP World No. 199 went to lunch, she saw Rafael Nadal, took a picture of him and posted it on her Instagram Stories.
“Anyone familiar,” Miro captioned the story. Gastao Elias announced his and Isabela’s arrival at the US Open on his Instagram account by posting a photo. «US Open, we are here,» Elias captioned the photo.
Nadal is getting into Slam mode
Rafael Nadal returned to the courts at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 after suffering an abdominal injury at Wimbledon.
The Spanish champion was unable to defeat Borna Coric in his debut match, forcing him to withdraw from the last major tournament before the US Open. In this way, the Spaniard will arrive in New York having played only one game on American soil.
On more than one occasion, Nadal has shown his ability to transform negative energy into positive energy. «Obviously it wasn’t my best match, but I suppose it can happen because I haven’t played an official match in a long time,» the 22-time Grand Slam winner explained at a press conference.
«US Open? I will have to activate the ‘Slam Mode’ as usual. I will have to overcome this loss and come out stronger. I know what to do to get to the best in New York, here I was able to train in a certain way, in the next two weeks the level of intensity will be completely different. However, the next few days will be very important for me.»