The new injury contracted by Rafael Nadal (in the hip, which will keep him away from the courts for 6 to 8 weeks) during his defeat against Mackenzie McDonald at the 2e round of the Australian Open has of course affected his uncle, Toni. The latter shared a reflection and even sent a message to the tennis authorities during a column written for El Pais.
“I regret that the leaders have done nothing for so long to protect tennis players in a discipline that has become too aggressive. It seems like no one wants to slow down the speed of the ball, making it difficult to demonstrate execution and tactics, as well as reducing the harshness the body is subjected to in order to maintain the required speed. Physical wear and tear is inevitable, but they shouldn’t be. No measures have been taken to reduce the intensity”regretted the Spanish coach.
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 12:57 PM