This year was a big one for the Spaniard tennis player Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard created history by winning the record-breaking 21st grand slam in the 2022 Australian Open, overtaking both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. On 27 February, Nadal seized his third title of the year, the ATP Acapulco Open title.
The Spaniard carried his double win in Melbourne to Mexico, surprising all those that thought he wouldn’t make it because of his foot injury last year. Next up, Nadal plans on competing in the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells, starting March 10 in the U.S.A. The Spaniard has won the title three times in his 21 years of playing pro on this hardcourt.
He secured his first win in 2007 against the young Serbian then, Djokovic, who he defeated in straight sets ( 6-2, 7-5 ). The successive win was in 2009 against Andy Murray, and the last one was in 2013, where he defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the finals to win the dubbed ‘5th Grand Slam’ in tennis.
Rafael Nadal’s outfit for the Indian Wells
Nadal’s outfit for Indian Wells is already making rounds on various social media platforms. This outfit will also be one of Nike’s newest designs. The Spaniard will be wearing a t-shirt showcasing the colour Orange primarily, with a combination of a contrasting colour; dark blue. Like before, one can see the bull design on the right and on the left, Nike’s symbol. His shorts will be dark blue, with a bright orange border.
Rafa’s plans after the Indian Wells
After the Indian Wells, Nadal should be expected to play the 2022 Miami Masters as well before he shifts his focus to the Golden Swing. The 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters can be his first tournament on Clay before he goes to compete at the Barcelona Open, a title which he has taken home twelve times.
Post Barcelona, one can expect Nadal will play the Madrid Open followed by a trip to Italy for the Rome Masters to extend his title streak there having won his 10th title last year. Without much time to spare, Roland Garros will be at the doorsteps of the Spaniard. Having his French Open winning streak broken last year, Nadal will come back stronger. Nadal is a 13-time champion at the French Open.
His comeback this year sent a wave of shock through the world. Nadal was injured seven months back, making his chances of winning fall down the road. An injury he thought would affect his career negatively turned out to push him to his epic win this year in the Australian Open. Will Nadal break two of his greatest records with one grand slam; the 22nd grand slam and 14th French Open title?