WATCH: Rafael Nadal is getting ready for North American summer hard-court season

After having a few days of rest, Rafael Nadal is back to the practice courts. Grigor Dimitrov was one of the players who joined Rafa at his academy in Mallorca during practice sessions.

North American summer hard-court season is almost here so Rafa’s next tournament will be the Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada. Before the US Open, our champ is scheduled to play the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.


  1. Rafa has always said if he plays well everything else will follow and his 2017 performance thus far is a prime example.

    Rafa, the very best for the hard-court season.

    RAFA ROCKS 150%

  2. When Rafa was interviewed by the Spanish broadcaster TVE and asked about trying to beat Federer, he said “It’s not something I’m thinking about. I’ll keep on the same path…. (and) I’ll try to keep at the level I’ve been at. When I have been able to do that, the results have come.”. This is a smart reply as ever by Rafa, staying calm, diverting any pressure and focusing on himself and his performance alone. However, Rafa will be fully aware of the threat that Federer and others will pose in the weeks to come.

    Federer has expressed his desire to regain the no.1 spot and decided at the last minute to play in Montreal. It’s going to be a real battle during this hard court swing, as everyone will fancy their chances. Before Rafa thinks about facing Federer, he has to thwart any challenges from a strong chasing pack! One thing for sure, is that we can rely on him to fight with the same intensity from beginning to end.

    You can do it, Rafa. Be super aggressive, return strong and hit the target with your serves consistently!

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