Rafael Nadal ended his 2021 prematurely with a continual foot damage, which restricted him to simply seven official tournaments and knocked him out of Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open. After present process somewhat remedy, the Spanish phenomenon has resumed coaching and he can be again on the pitch on the Abu Dhabi present subsequent month.The previous world no 1 is hoping to get better 100% kind in time for the Australian Open 2022, the place he’ll go on the hunt for his twenty first profession Grand Slam. The Majorcan triumphed solely as soon as in Melbourne, method again in 2009. The 35-year-old Iberian reached 4 extra Down Underneath finals, however was compelled to give up in 2012 (in opposition to Djokovic), 2014 (in opposition to Wawrinka), 2017 (in opposition to Federer) and in 2019 (once more in opposition to Djokovic).Rafa’s presence in Australia implies that the Manacor veteran has already been vaccinated, as it’s unlikely that anybody who has not obtained the double dose can be granted entry into the nation. On this regard, Novak Djokovic’s participation within the first main of the season is in robust doubt.Throughout a current interview with ‘Padel Journal’, he was requested the 20-time Grand Slam champion if he has ever performed paddle. Nadal speaks about paddle “To be sincere, in padel I’m neither good nor unhealthy,” Rafael Nadal advised Padel Journal.Rafael Nadal is not any stranger to venturing out of tennis and making an attempt his hand at different sports activities; the 35-year-old is an novice golfer who has performed in a number of official tournaments. Towards that background, Nadal claimed that if he can take up golf, he may get into Padel some day.”I do not know what the long run can be like,” Nadal mentioned. “I’ll proceed with my tennis profession. I like sport generally. I play golf. I feel I will seize a padel racket, why not? I’m positive that sooner or later I’ll have extra time to get pleasure from different sports activities.Padel is rising and I feel it is going to be enjoyable as a result of it is simpler to play.” Legendary American tennis participant Billie Jean King, who dominated ladies’s tennis for near twenty years, received a mammoth 39 main titles(12 singles, 16 doubles, and 11 combined doubles) and is taken into account one of many biggest gamers ever to step out on a tennis courtroom.“They’re all three totally different. I like Nadal. I met him when he will need to have been 14 or 15 years previous, in South Africa. I don’t assume he remembers, however we do, as a result of they mentioned he was the kid with the best potential. We checked out him and we have been like, ‘Oh my gosh, this man is so good’”.