Nadal happy to be back competing again after setbacks

Rafa Nadal said on Saturday he is delighted to be free of injury and illness and is excited about competing at the Australian Open where he will bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title.

2022-01-15 10:03:00 PM

Rafa Nadal said on Saturday he is delighted to be free of injury and illness and is excited about competing at the Australian Open where he will bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title.

Rafa Nadal said on Saturday he is delighted to be free of injury and illness and is excited about competing at the Australian Open where he will bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title.

His preparations for the Australian Open, which he won in 2009, were interrupted last month when he tested positive for Covid-19 after an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.Nadal, who was “very sick” for a few days, wants 2022 to be all about tennis.“I came here just with the clear goal to be back on the Tour,” Nadal said. “That's the most important thing.

“Then if I am able to win matches, be improving every single day, fantastic. I'm excited about playing again in a Grand Slam here in Australia.“Just enjoying the practices and be back and feel myself again a professional tennis player. I'm playing some good tennis.”

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