Rafael Nadal Eager for Summer Hard-Court Season

Rafael Nadal was seen practicing on a hard court in Manacor on Saturday. According to Rafa’s french fan Mathilde, he looked to be in top form, working on his attack and volley. Rafa did not have tape on his knee and did not show any signs of pain. His cousins were also on hand to show support. In all, it seemed like a great practice session.

Rafa’s summer hard-court run will begin in Montreal at the Rogers Cup next month. He has won the Rogers Cup title twice thus far in his career, defeating Andre Agassi in the 2005 finals and defeating Nicolas Kiefer in the 2008 finals.

UPDATED: Rafa was back on the court on Monday training hard!

Are you looking forward to seeing Rafa in action on the hard courts this summer? How do you predict he will perform in the upcoming events? Tell us what you think in the comments below!


  1. As always I hope to see her in more. and he must do his best to stay on longer in the tournament if possible until the end! this is ideal.
    I wish him full of good things and a lot of opportunity. I love you Rafa

  2. Can’t wait to see him play again, tennis is not the same without him and without his passion. He will give us his best, as he always does. Vamos Rafa, always!!

  3. I’m a big Rafa fan so it’s a shame for me to think he won’t do good in his summer run to the US OPEN! But because of what happened at Wimbledon, there’s this bit in me that say’s “hmm..I’m not so sure now!”… Anyway, I’m praying and hoping he will do good! …VIVA NADAL!!!

  4. One thing is for sure ,Rafa will give us his best…lets hope he stay to the final….as tennis is not
    exciting without HIM,The Man,and reporters could stop asking him about his “Body”
    I am ready for a classic final with Roger and Rafa….I am ready ,and my friend Marilla is too…
    She loves Rafa….and then again……who does not. Y vamos Rafa…..hasta el final!!
    Salud y suerte.

  5. I live in Montreal and am counting the days! I pray for no rain and no humidity and so much hope Rafa wins the tournament.

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