Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, believes that the tennis star can be able to take part within the Australian Open, regardless of his long-term harm.
He talked about that the Spanish tennis participant has been coaching and enhancing day by day, though it took him some time to recuperate from the harm.
Toni Nadal additionally acknowledged that enjoying by ache is widespread in high-level sports activities.
“My nephew intends to be cautious, which is the appropriate method,” Toni Nadal famous, talking to the Onda Cero Spanish radio station.
“However I consider that for the Australian Open my nephew ought to be in good situation to compete, all going properly, as a result of I’ve seen him practice.
“Daily he’s enhancing a bit. It is true that it has been a really long-term harm, however properly, that is how it’s.
“In high-level sports activities, in the long run, it is nearly compulsory to play with ache, sadly, since you push your physique to the restrict, and pushing it to the restrict is what results in all these issues.
“He’s conscious that the state of affairs is sophisticated. As an example he manages to get to Australia, it will not be simple to compete once more with an added drawback.
“He will not be a prime seed, and from the very starting he might face a high-level participant.
“When Rafa performs a Grand Slam and faces a manageable opponent at first, he positive factors momentum and turns into harmful ranging from the quarter-finals.”
Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz as doubles within the 2024 Paris Olympics?
Toni Nadal additionally mentioned about the potential of Rafa partnering with Carlos Alcaraz within the doubles occasion at the 2024 Paris Olympics if they’re each in good situation.
“If Rafa is in a situation to take action, I consider it will be an excellent pair,” Toni Nadal famous.
“I assume that Carlos is in good situation, so we’ll see.
“Let’s examine if there’s a likelihood to win an Olympic gold in singles or doubles.”
The Australian Open will kick off on January 16, 2024, at Melbourne Park.