Rafael Nadal practices on clay-courts!
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With the tennis Tours set to resume in August, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal has begun training over the past few weeks. The Spaniard was captured practicing on clay at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca by a tennis fan, who posted the same on their social media account.
Nadal has confirmed that he will play in the Mutua Madrid Masters in Madrid on clay, which begins the day after the US Open ends. He has yet to confirm if he will play the US Open in New York in August. It remains to be seen if his practicing on clay is an indication that he may not travel to the United States for the tournaments scheduled there.
Rafael Nadal Academy and its news
Meawhile Rafa Nadal Academy continues to expand. After the expansion, the Rafael Nadal Academy's complex will have the following facilities, according to the official RNA Academy statement: 19 outdoor hard courts, 15 outdoor clay courts (7 of them will be built in 2021), 4 indoor hard courts, 7 covered clay courts, 1 football pitch, 7 padel courts, 2 squash courts, 1 semi-Olympic swimming pool, 1 outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a spa.
"Work in progressâ¼ Once the expansion is complete, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will boast a world-class sports infrastructure for use by both the international public and Mallorcans. A multi-use hall is under construction that will house 3 indoor hard courts and 7 covered clay courts.
The new hall will also have spaces for fitness training, physiotherapy, psychology, nutrition, and sports medicine that will allow a comprehensive service to be offered to players, "RNA Academy wrote on Instagram. The expansion of Rafael Nadal’s main academy center in Manacor continues as the famous tennis institution released new pictures from the construction site.
Rafa Nadal Academy decided to upgrade the infrastructure of the site localized in Nadal’s natal town due to the high demand coming every year from tennis enthusiasts around the world. Rafael Nadal talked about the expansion
The works being underway, Rafael Nadal talked about the importance of the upgrade.
"With this expansion, we seek to get closer to what an international reference sports center needs. The expansion means a lot to the players because In Mallorca there are some rainy days and sometimes they cannot train in the conditions they deserve, "said Nadal.
Definitely no #USOpen for Rafael Nadal?
El Toro was practicing on... clay today.
(Video @lenkoveloove / Instagram) pic.twitter.com/VduQAxUWB7 — We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) July 13, 2020