Tennis fans are worried about their favorite tennis player’s health as the French Open approaches. Rafael Nadal is out of action after the Australian Open. The 14-time French Open winner missed the American Hard-Court Swing. He pulled out from three important clay tournaments: Monte Carlo Open, Barcelona Open, and Madrid Open. He will also likely miss the Italian Open.
The way rankings are calculated today, the Spaniard could be pushed down in the rankings each week if he withdraws from successive tournaments. In March of this year, the 22-time Grand Slam winner dropped out of top 10 rankings for the first since 2005. The fall occurred as soon as he backed out of Indian Wells, and dropped a large number of points since he had been the finalist at the event last year.
Nadal’s fans are now worried that he could drop out of the top 100 rankings for the first since April 2003. This massive drop is due to the fact that Nadal will be defending in Paris and could lose 2000 points. After starting out as world no. The Spanish superstar has been falling in the rankings each week. Nadal’s fan club will be shocked if he drops out of the Top 10. Dropping out of the Top 100 is also humiliating.
Nadal is struggling with a Psoas injury and will do everything he can to return to the tour in order to prevent him from dropping out of the top 100. Both his coach Carlos Moya and uncle Toni Nadal stated last week that they are confident Nadal will reach Paris. Both men agreed that it is not ideal to skip any clay events as a warm-up. The two concluded that, despite this, the ace player is not to be ruled out, because he can create magic on the court. Currently, he is ranked 14th in the world and has 2715 points beside his name.
Take a look back at Rafael Nadal’s French Open 2022 campaign
In 2022, few people expected the 14-time champion to win another title at the French Open. He had played very little clay tennis before the event. Monte Carlo and Barcelona were both cancelled. Nadal showed up in Madrid and Rome, but his performances were not satisfactory considering the greatness of the champion on the surface. It is Nadal who is the focus of this article. He is a 22-time Slam champion and there is bound to be magic.
It was difficult because he had the most difficult draw possible. It is not easy to play Auger-Aliassime in back-toback matches, let alone Djokovic or Zverev. Nadal, however, was determined to make history. The Djokovic game was what made people believe once again that the Spaniard still had magic in him.
The performance that defined him was beating the Serb over four sets in just under four hours. Nadal had a good chance of winning the title after he beat Zverev during the semi-final. He faced a young Casper Ruud. Nadal’s 14th win in Paris was not a difficult task.