French Open hopes still alive for Rafael Nadal as he plans to fly to Paris soon

The Spaniard is said to be feeling good about his body.


French Open hopes still alive for Rafael Nadal as he plans to fly to Paris soon

Rafael Nadal (Image via X)

Rafael Nadal‘s hopes for playing at his favorite Grand Slam tournament- the French Open are still alive as the Spaniard plans to fly to Paris soon. After getting knocked out from the Rome Masters following a defeat in the second round, Nadal went back to his academy to train and is feeling good ahead of the mega event.

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The 37-year-old is planning to fly to Paris by next week and practice hard before the 2024 Roland Garros kicks off. As per reports, Nadal is feeling good about his body and is mulling to take the risk of playing at a high-intensity tournament like the French Open.

Nadal felt good during his practice at the Rome Masters and although his performance in practice sessions did not translate into on-court performance, the Spaniard is happy with his level. Also, the 37-year-old is not feeling any fatigue despite playing in three tournaments back-to-back.

The days of work in the Italian capital did not take a physical toll on the winner of 22 Grand Slams, close to turning 38 (he will do so on June 3), who had the intention of pushing his body to the limit. Although that meant a high risk for him, given his extensive injury history. In that sense, he feels fine, as reported by his entourage to AS.
Read an excerpt from a report published by AS.

Rafael Nadal will compete at French Open only when he is 100% fit

While reports make the rounds, Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will compete at the 2024 French Open only if he feels that he can play at his 100%. In a recent interview, Nadal said that he is not someone who will walk out onto the court knowing that he cannot push his opponents to their limits.

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Rafael Nadal (Image via Imago)

Nadal said that while playing at the Roland Garros is really important for him considering the connection he has with this particular tournament, he does not want to compromise on his level. The Spaniard wants to be competitive and he also explained what being competitive means to him.

If I can't play at Roland Garros, it will be very hard, that's for sure. But personally, with all the emotions I experienced there, I think it would be even harder for me to play without being competitive. I don't want to feel at Roland Garros like I felt in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​without being able to really fight
Rafael Nadal said recently.

Notably, ever since his comeback to the tour, Nadal has faced challenges with his body. He could not compete in any hardcourt tournament after the Brisbane International. However, Nadal has done well enough in the three clay-court tournaments he has played this season.

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