ATP Monte-Carlo: David Ferrer believes that Rafael Nadal will be ready to play the tournament

We haven’t seen him at work racket in hand since his early exit at the Australian Open. But Rafael Nadal may see the end of the tunnel. After tearing the iliopsoas in his left leg (grade 2 hip muscle injury) in Melbourne, the Mallorcan needed several weeks to recover and was not ready to make the trip to Indian Wells and Miami. But he could well make his comeback at the start of the clay-court season in Monte-Carlo (April 9-16). During the presentation of Barcelona’s ATP 500 on Tuesday, its manager David Ferrer gave good news about his compatriot.

Announcing Nadal’s presence in the Catalan tournament from April 17 to 23, Ferrer even estimated that ‘Rafa’ would be ready a week earlier. “He trains five days a week. The idea is that he resumes in Monte-Carlo. Personally, I want him to have a good tour on earth“, he said. The Barcelona director was also delighted with the future presence in his event of Daniil Medvedev, registered at the last minute.

Nadal had cast doubt on the date of his recovery recently, even mentioning the Masters 1000 in Madrid in May. His objective remains above all to approach Roland-Garros in the best possible physical condition to hope to glean a 15th title there.

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