After four months of standing, Rafael Nadal’s lack of rhythm was understandable. Which resulted in his own and others’ doubts for his participation in the Australian Open.
“I need to talk to my team and make a decision,” the Spaniard assumed at a press conference after his two falls in Abu Dhabi. “I cannot 100% guarantee my participation in the Australian Open. My plan is to go there and do my best. That is my goal and that is the idea, but I have to see how the body feels after this pair days. I have some time to make this decision. We will make it as the days go by. “
Even so, his balance in the United Arab Emirates is positive: “I was not 100% at all, but I was able to show that I can compete against good players. There are many things to improve for the next few weeks, but I am happy to have competed against players. like Andy Murray or Denis Shapovalov … Still, I need time. People think I last played in Washington, but those games I played there I did with bad feelings. After Roland Garros it was a disaster for me. My foot didn’t even allow me to train or play properly. It’s been six months since my last real official match. The main thing is to be healthy enough to do the things I have to do. “