Nadal, very close to the boys in Melbourne

Knowing his closeness to the fans in Oceania, the Rafael Nadal Tour was created, organized jointly by the Rafa Nadal Foundation and Tennis Australia. About 30 children, tennis practitioners and fans, shared a long time with their idol hours before a new foray into the Australian Open.

Front row not only for a training session but also to exchange questions and answers with the champion of 20 Grand Slam tournaments.

Nadal, who will start the Australian Open as the sixth seed, arrives in high spirits after opening his 2022 with no less than a title (the 89th of his career) at the Melbourne Summer Set.

It was the Spaniard’s first on the Australian tour since lifting his first Australian Open in 2009.

great meeting of @Rafael Nadal with the players of #RafaNadalTour which is disputed in Australia! @frnadal / @TennisAustralia

📝 @ATPTour_ES 👉🏻 https://t.co/0gPnIGICCw pic.twitter.com/A2x8tnNlMI

– Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) January 12, 2022