By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Begin Thanksgiving celebration early: it is Rafa Time.
Feast on coaching video of Rafa Nadal making ready for his 2024 comeback.
The king of clay whips his signature shot, the forehand, with ferocity on this trainining video shot on the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy in Mallorca.
Nadal confers with coach Carlos Moya previous to observe.
Sporting no taping on any a part of his physique, Nadal thumped his forehand with fluidity hitting together with his co-coach Marc Lopez. The pair partnered to win the Olympic gold medal on the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games.
The 37-year-old Spanish celebrity had actual issues about his aggressive future after present process hip surgical procedure again in June.
Earlier this month, Nadal mentioned he is feeling higher in coaching and confirmed he is assured he’ll play once more in 2024.
“I’m effectively, coaching, and joyful,” Nadal mentioned earlier this month. “I’m at an excellent stage of my life. Till now I didn’t know if I’d play tennis once more sometime, and now I genuinely consider I’ll. I’m nonetheless not able to say when, however I’m capable of practice more and more longer, and the progress is sweet.”
Well being is Nadal’s main concern for the upcoming season. If Nadal is absolutely match, he says he’ll be all-in on forming a Spanish dream staff with Carlos Alcaraz and play for his third Olympic gold medal in Paris subsequent yr.
“I am I am okay, and he desires to, I will be glad to [play],” Nadal advised EFE of an Olympic pairing with Alcaraz.
Photograph credit score: MGM Resorts Worldwide