Rafael Nadal insists he is in the top shape and ready to fight on the courts of Australian Open. In his recent interview, the Spaniard said he has no pain after coming through an exhibition game in Sydney.
The 32-year-old tennis star Rafael Nadal is the world No 2 for a moment, he has not played a main tour event since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro. The athlete had to underway surgery on his ankle in November to remove a loose intra-articular body and only resumed training a month ago.
Ahead of Australian Open Mr Nadal assured his fans he in excellent health and is eager to start his next Grand Slam. In fact, Rafa had played the opening round at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi to start his season. Talking on his plans for 2019, Nadal said: ‘My hope is to win the Australian Open. That’s the hope, always.’
“I feel myself playing at a good level of tennis. And I feel myself with very high motivation to compete and to play. And was terrible news for me that things were not the way that I planned, but coming back from a period of time outside of the competition and coming back from a surgery, you know, there’s always a chance that this kind of stuff happens,” Rafael added.