Rafael Nadal seeks to recover sensations on the court and be competitive
Rafael Nadal will represent the competition. Spain in the United Cup.
The Spanish Rafael Nadal, number two in the world, assured that he has “the highest motivation to try to get off to a good start”; In the United Cup, a new competition for mixed teams that will open next month. This Thursday in Australia, where the main thing for him is to “recover the positive sensations on the pitch and be competitive.”
“I have the maximum motivation to try to start well. It's always important to start well for me, for confidence. The last few months have not been easy for me. The main thing now is to recover the positive sensations on the pitch, to be competitive. I hope so. I'm prepared to achieve it, but we'll see,” he said.
The Mallorcan will represent the They will return to Spain on their return to the slopes in this new mixed team competition, in which 18 countries will participate from December 29 to January 8, in the Australian cities of Brisbane, Perth and Sí. dney.
“It's always exciting at the beginning of the season. For everyone it is something new, with doubts about how things are going to go. Although I don't know “I don't know how many seasons I have on the Tour, the beginnings are always different,” he said at the press conference prior to the start of the competition.
Nadal, who a year ago conquered the title. his title 250 at the ATP in Melbourne, before winning his second Australian Open, representing his title. He will go to Spain with Paula Badosa, Pablo Carreño, Nuria Parrizas, Albert Ramos, David Vega and Jessica Bouzas and will play in Spain. his first match on the 31st against the British Cameron Norrie in Sydney.
“The first match will be against Cam Norrie, as & í; That's the focus now. Then for me I think it's trying to win the first round as a team more than any individual match. Then we will see what It can happen against Australia,” he added.
The 36-year-old Spanish tennis player will have a chance to play. He then had to face the Australian Alex de Minaur in Group D of the United Cup, a competition promoted by the ATP and WTA, which distributes points for the respective rankings.