“Taking things step-by-step,” Rafael Nadal optimistic over his return from injury at the Cincinnati Open

Rafael Nadal, the 36-year-old Spaniard recently came forward to talk about the status of his injury and how his comeback is progressing.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal, the 36-year-old Spaniard is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Considered a part of the ‘big three’ that involves Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, these two are among the few players in history that can go toe-to-toe with Nadal.

With 22 Grand Slam titles to his name, Rafael Nadal leads the tally for the most number of major titles in history, and only Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer come close to the Spaniard’s tally. Nadal last played at the 2022 Wimbledon where he had to retire from injury in the semi-finals of the tournament.

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Rafael Nadal is hopeful for his return at the Cincinnati Open

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

After his injury problems at this year’s Wimbledon, Nadal hasn’t still been able to return from the abdominal injury that he suffered a few weeks ago. He was supposed to make a comeback at the Canadian Open but he had to pull due to the same reasons. The Spaniard named the Cincinnati Open as his comeback tournament and has been often seen practicing ahead of his comeback.

In an interview posted by Tennis TV on their social media handle, Rafael Nadal was seen talking about his comeback and the situation of his recovery, he said, “Well a little bit long, honestly, but here I am, I need to go step-by-step being completely honest you know stay calm and do things the proper way.

It’s going to be the first week after a while and always abdominal strains and tears are dangerous so I had to miss last week in Montreal so I am here just to start my professional matches again but I didn’t play a lot at home in terms of matches, I practiced, yes, but I was not able to play any sets before here so just taking the things step by step and hoping to be competitive for the beginning of the tournament but honestly, taking care about everything.

Nadal’s comeback at Cincinnati will be highly anticipated by fans all over the world as the Spaniard gears up to reclaim the world number 1 spot.

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