Tournament sources guaranteed that the intensity of the Mallorcan, who has just undergone a ten-day quarantine after his positive for Covid-19, was “very high” and they said they were “surprised with the level of training” of the sixth-ranked world.
Nadal, who has not competed since last August after undergoing surgery to solve his foot problems, will first compete in the 250 category tournament that will host Melbourne Park and then, depending on the sensations experienced in the first test, will decide whether to compete in the higher category Sydney tournament as a prelude to the Australian Open.
His main competitor in the fight to become the most successful tennis player in history with 21 major titles, Serbian Novak Djokovic (1), announced his retirement from the ATP Cup and has not yet announced whether he will participate in the first major of the season.
— Craig O’Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) January 1, 2022
🤫 Don’t tell anyone…
… here I am 😉 pic.twitter.com/x1F2BJnH3y
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) December 31, 2021