Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro, the doctor of the national tennis team and Spain’s Rafa Nadal’s number 2, evaluates Rafael Nadal’s current situation in the physical area after his season that started in the United Cup.
The doctor has been present at the presentation of the sports medicine course, which will be held in mid-March at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander. There, he has made statements about physical condition reported by Mundo Deportivo media Rafael Nadal and about the health of other Spanish tennis players participating in the Australian Open.
We remember that Rafa Nadal lost for the first time with the Australian number 1 after the Spaniards won their previous three matches in 2018 at Wimbledon, in 2019 at the Australian Open and in 2020 at the ATP Cup. Rafa also made his United Cup debut with a defeat against Norrie in a long battle in three sleeves. Nadal was also unable to achieve victory and is currently counting his games as losses at the start of 2023.
However parrot He did not raise any alarms and believes that he is fine and that he will be able to compete at an optimal level at the Australian Open, the tournament where he will defend his title.
Rafael Nadal’s physical condition
«No worries, moving on, because that’s what you need when the year has ended without rhythm. He is playing good games and is doing well, despite losing the first match of the season yesterday, Monday, against Australia’s Alex de Miñaur, world number 24, in the United Cup.
The physical condition of other Spaniards
«Let’s hope that like all Spaniards, Carlos Alcaraz, Pablo Carreño, Roberto Bautista, be ready to race in Australia and hope all goes well«.