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Tennis: Nadal back in training, a month after his rib injury

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A month after his rib injury, Spaniard Rafael Nadal resumed training on Monday, he announced on Twitter, just over a month before the highlight of the season on clay. Roland-Garros (May 23-June 5). “Today’s first smooth workout after four weeks without stepping on a tennis court.

A month after his rib injury, Spaniard Rafael Nadal resumed training on Monday, he announced on Twitter, just over a month before the highlight of the season on clay. Roland-Garros (May 23-June 5). “Today’s first gentle workout after four weeks without stepping on a tennis court. What excitement to step on clay again!”, Wrote the world No.4 on the social network in the caption of two photos showing him in train to train.

An impressive record of twenty victories

Victim of an injury to the third left costal arch during his final lost to general surprise against the American Taylor Fritz at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), the 35-year-old player had announced on March 22 that he would be out for four to six weeks. But after missing the start of the season on clay, the Majorcan, who holds the record for Grand Slam victories (21) since his crowning at the Australian Open at the end of January, could return for the Masters 1000 in Madrid (2 -8 May) and also line up in Rome (9-15 May).

Until his defeat against Fritz, he had an impressive record of twenty victories in as many matches for 2022, with three titles won (Melbourne, Australian Open, Acapulco).

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Nadal is still a favorite for Roland-Garros

Despite this injury, the emergence of his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz or the confirmation of the skills on earth of Stefanos Tsitsipas, crowned for the second year in a row in Monte-Carlo, Nadal is still a favorite for his favorite tournament of Roland-Garros. where he won thirteen times.

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