One month after his rib injury, Rafael Nadal resumed training This Monday, the Spaniard announced on Twitter, and hopes to arrive in shape at Roland Garros (May 22 – June 5).
“Today, after 4 weeks without stepping on a tennis court, first easy workout. What an illusion to step on the earth again!” Nadal writes on Twitter this Monday with two photos of him exercising.
Nadal had announced on March 22 that he would be out for between four and six weeks due to a “cracked rib” contracted in Indian Wells.
After having beaten his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals, lost in the final against Taylor Fritz and his injury was discovered two days later.
After that announcement missed the Miami Masters 1000on hard surfaces, and Monte Carlo, which opened the European clay court season.
Having missed the start of the season on clay, the world number three, who holds the Grand Slam victory record (21), following his triumph at the Australian Open in late January, could return to the slopes in Madrid (May 2-8) and also play the Masters 1,000 in Rome (May 9-15).
The Roland Garros tournament, where he has won thirteen times, is scheduled from May 22 to June 5.