VIDEO: Rafael Nadal shares his expectations for clay court season

Rafael Nadal is set to play in the Monte Carlo Masters starting on April 15, and will look to defend his title from last year.

After two Davis Cup’s victories in Valencia, our champ came back to Mallorca where he has been practising with his team.

Tomorrow, Rafa will travel to Monte-Carlo and in some way start this season since he only managed to play one tournament this year. He hasn’t played an official ATP tournament since retiring against Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. His main goal is to play his best tennis while staying healthy.

Vamos Rafa!

I don’t think of the points I have to defend. My mind is on getting ready for the five upcoming clay tournaments which are so important for me. I want to stay healthy, give my best and play as best as possible.

I had a good training week, first of all, I recovered a few days after having some tense days in Davis Cup. I am eager to start playing, since I have only played one tournament this year, in Australia but I retired. So it feels like I am starting not just the clay season, but the 2018 season.


  1. Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters [new name per Zeljko Franulovic, tournament director] will hold the draw today, April 13, @18:30 local time. Rafa is to attend.

    On April 14, the Rolex Masters will organize an exhibition match on Court Rainier III, which will include the best tournament players, for the Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco….all committed to the protection of the environment.

    Kids’ day will be on Saturday, April 15.

    The players’ party will be held on Friday, April 20.

    The Société des Bains de Mer, a partner of the tournament wished to pay tribute to Rafa by naming a suite, of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, after him.

    Best of luck Rafa for XI at Monte-Carlo.


      • You’re very welcome YB.

        I think it is interesting to note, despite the absence of Roger last year, “The event [tournament] was fully sold out from Monday to Sunday on all five competition courts. A very first for us!”, according to Franulovic, tournament director.


  2. Rafa I’m so glad you are well enough to continue to play. I wish I could have understood the video any part of it but I only speak English. So I will assume it was all good news. Love ya Rafa you are one of a kind.

  3. Thanks Rafa for all the news love it see you in Monty Carlo can’t wait 👑👀🎾😜 Gold Coast Australia 🇦🇺

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. That’s fantastic news Rafa loved you in the Davis Cup you were hot I shall see u in Montecarlo can’t wait and I love all the information that I get on my email thank you so 😜🎾🔥👑

  5. Suerte y k todo vaya bien para tu nueva temporada…con los resultados d la copa Davis se k vas a tener una buena temporada siempre k las lesiones t respeten…ADELANTE!!!! SIEMPRE CON RAFA….

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