‘Rafael Nadal was a little bit uncertain’, says former WTA star

Rafael Nadal always amazes with his dedication and his hunger for victories.

Daniil Medvedev is currently the main reference of the new generation in the ATP circuit, that sector of players who little by little try to take over the scene and take it away from the Fab 4 and the tennis players who have already written important pages of their careers.

The Russian reached satisfactory goals in 2022, coming to snatch the first place in the world ranking on several occasions. A record that had not been produced for a long time, as fans and connoisseurs had become accustomed to seeing one of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray at the top.

This factor made many think that the dominance of the four was nearing its end, but the answer to this perplexity came on the track: the first three Grand Slams of the season were won by the “team” made up of the big four.

Precisely, the Spaniard triumphed at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros, as is tradition, while the Serbian once again lifted the Wimbledon title. The US Open remains the last available date for other tennis players to try not to run out of Slam trophies.

The Muscovite has regained confidence once he has started the year on cement and has returned to reap good results. The conquest of the ATP 250 in Los Cabos preceded a false step in Canada, in Montreal.

Schett opens up on Nadal

A fully fit Rafael Nadal will be dangerous at the US Open despite his stuttering return to action at the Western & Southern Open, according to tennis analyst Barbara Schett.

“Don’t forget that was his first match since that injury,” she said on Eurosport. “The match is always different from practice. And whoever had an abdominal injury and a tear on the abdominal muscles knows how it feels.

You have to be extremely cautious. You’re worried that you’re going to reinjure it again. And I think that’s what we’ve seen on Wednesday. When he played against Coric, he was a little bit uncertain how the body was going to hold up.

And for sure he’s going to feel better and better. If there’s no damage to the abdominal muscle, then he still has a week and a half to improve his health, to improve the trust also that he can extend and he can’t bend on the serve because that’s the trickiest shot, the serve and the smash.

When that is the case, Rafa Nadal certainly can be dangerous again at the US Open. I mean, he’s so fired up at every single Grand Slam. We’ve seen this year playing the best tennis of his life. You can never, ever write him off”.

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