Gastao Elias’ wife and coach, Isabela Miro, attended Rafael Nadal’s practice session on Arthur Ashe and also stumbled upon the Spaniard at lunch break. “Watching king Rafael Nadal getting ready for the US Open 2022!
How far is he going this year?” Isabela Miro captioned an Instagram photo showing Rafael Nadal on Arthur Ashe.
Then, when ATP world number 199’s coach and wife went to lunch, she spotted Rafael Nadal, took a picture of him, and posted it on her Instagram Stories.
“Anyone familiar,” Miro captioned the story. Gastao Elias announced his and Isabela’s arrival at US Open on his Instagram account by posting a picture. “US Open, we are here,” Elias captioned the photo.
Nadal is getting into Slam mode
Rafael Nadal returned to courts at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 after suffering an abdominal injury at Wimbledon.
The Spanish champion was unable to defeat Borna Coric in his debut match, forcing him to withdraw from the final major tournament before the US Open. As a result, the Spaniard will arrive in New York having only played one match on American soil.
On more than one occasion, Nadal has demonstrated his ability to transform negative energy into positive energy. “Obviously it wasn’t my best match, but I guess it can happen as I haven’t played an official match for a long time,” the 22-time Grand Slam winner explained at a press conference.
“US Open? I’ll have to activate the ‘Slam Mode’ as usual. I will have to overcome this defeat and come out stronger. I know what you have to do to get to the best in New York, here I was able to train in a certain way, in the next two weeks the level of intensity will be completely different. However, the next few days will be very important for me.”