Juan Carlos Ferrero talks about Rafael Nadal's future!

Juan Carlos Ferrero, former world number one and current coach of Carlos Alcaraz, talked about Nadal's future in an interview with the Clay website

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Juan Carlos Ferrero talks about Rafael Nadal's future!

Rafael Nadal had a difficult start to the season and was eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open. Mackenzie McDonald capitalized on the iliac psoas injury affecting the Majorcan to take the biggest win of his career in Melbourne.

After undergoing further updates, Nadal has decided to withdraw from the Doha and Dubai tournaments, leaving a big question mark open on the American away game. The Spaniard is still enrolled in the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami, but everything will depend on his physical conditions.

Nadal could decide to return to the cpourt directly on clay in Monte Carlo. Juan Carlos Ferrero, former world number one and current coach of Carlos Alcaraz, talked about Nadal's future in an interview with the Clay website.

He explained: "Nadal still has a lot of desire to compete and I think his physique will set the limits. In 2022 he won two Grand Slam tournaments, so I think it's normal to have strong motivations. Not playing at your usual level could discourage you.

As long as he can express this level, he will continue to have this kind of motivation. He will withdraw when he feels he is no longer competitive and stops having fun. Favorites at the Roland Garros? We can't exclude Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, they deserve to be in this position.

Of course there are also Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev. Many players can win a Grand Slam, but we can never exclude Djokovic and Nadal." Alcaraz, for his part, lost the first position in the world rankings to Novak Djokovic.

A muscle injury prevented the Murcia talent from participating in the first Grand Slam of the season. The Serbian champion won the 22nd Major of his career, the tenth at the Australian Open, beating Tsitsipas in three sets in the final.

Alcaraz could threaten Djokovic's supremacy in the coming weeks, but he will have to achieve important results in Indian Wells and Miami.

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