It is an event that all enthusiasts and professionals alike can’t wait to watch and participate in. The countdown continues for the Laver Cup, a competition to be held in London from September 23-25: the tennis event, which pits the European team against the rest of the world, has been able to bring the Fab 4 together.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will play together, wearing the same blue jersey and trying to defend the flag of the team led by Bjorn Borg. Less than a month into the tournament, Rafael Nadal expressed his wonderful thoughts on the Swiss champion’s return: “We are thrilled that he is returning to the field.
I hope he is well enough to play. We haven’t seen him for a long time so I hope he comes back. The main thing is that he is healthy and happy. If so, that he’s back on the pitch is incredible news. We can only thank Roger for everything he has done.
I am confident that we will see more here. I can’t wait to compete with him,” he said directly from the US Open during the press conference. Rafa also had other important words about Serena Williams’ recent Grand Slam tournament, who will then officially say goodbye to tennis: “It’s a shame he’s retiring from a sporting point of view.
On the other hand, he deserves everything he has achieved because he has worked with determination, dedication and discipline for a long time. I hope that somehow he can continue this sport because that would be good for tennis.”
Rafa Nadal on his injury
Rafael Nadal has put concerns to bed about his ongoing abdominal injury. “I practice. I do things the best I can. I hope to be ready for the action, no? That’s all I can say.
I have what I have,” Nadal said. “With the tools I have today, I hope to be competitive enough to give myself a chance. It was difficult to deal with the abdominal tear. Is a serious injury because it’s dangerous, it’s risky.
When you have a scar, it’s a place where you put a lot of effort when you hit it,” Nadal said. “You have to find flexibility again because if you have a scar there, the beginning is not flexible and very easy to understand .
The risk of breaking if you make an important move back there on a thing that isn’t as flexible as before, the risk is higher. In Cincinnati, too, I take it very calmly, in the practices. The match, I try my best without putting all the effort on the serve. I fight to the end. I had my chances,” said Nadal.