2022 gave Rafael Nadal several joys and some sorrows. The Spanish phenomenon has managed to win two Grand Slams this year, triumphing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros against all odds. In fact, the former world number 1 had just returned from a bad 2021, closed prematurely due to a foot injury.
The 36-year-old man from Manaco strove to win his third Wimbledon title, but an abdominal tear prevented him from playing the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios. That setback also affected his approach to the US Open, forcing him to miss the Canadian Open.
The Mallorcan arrived in New York in far better shape, leaving the scene in the second round at the hands of a wild Frances Tiafoe. On Saturday October 8, Rafa and his wife Xisca gave birth to his first child. The 22-time Grand Slam champion is expected to play the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy and the ATP Finals in the latter part of the season, before taking part in a series of performances in South America.
In an interview with ‘elcomercio.com’, Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro spoke about Nadal’s state and beyond.
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Rafael Nadal looks set to play the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 (October 30-November 6) and the Turin ATP Finals (November 13-20), two tournaments he never won, before heading to America.
du Sud for his tour with Casper Ruud. During an interview with El Comercio, his doctor, Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro, gives reassuring news. “Rafa is fine, he is very happy with his paternity. Once this situation is over, which logically changes his day-to-day, he trains well and follows the end-of-season calendar”, confesses the doctor.
As a reminder, the Mallorcan has only played doubles with Roger Federer on September 23 at the Laver Cup since his US Open round of 16 loss to Frances Tiafoe a month and a half ago. Cotorro said many youngsters in Spain want to emulate the success of Rafael Nadal and the current No.
1 Carlos Alcaraz, which is very difficult to get. “Obviously there is pressure and there is the issue of parents, who often do not know how to understand what sport is and we believe that this is how we help and it turns out not.
Afterwards, everyone has references and wants to be like Rafa Nadal or Alcaraz and that is really very difficult,» Cotorro explained in his interview with El Comercio.