Fit again Rafa can break Rogers record
Rafael Nadal can break Roger Federers grand slam record in 2017 and beyond if he can return to full fitness. The Spaniard ended his season after the Shanghai Masters in the Fall to allow his niggly injuries to heal. As he enters the 2017 season he should have recovered from all his ailments that have plagued his performances over the past seasons. There is no reason to doubt that Rafa can achieve his top level of tennis once again and readdress the rankings slump. Currently ranked outside the top 10 for the first time in years, Rafa’ s first task will be to regain some ranking points and return inside the top 10.
This season Rafa will resist the big money temptations of the International Tennis Premier League and focus on getting fit ahead of the season opening tournaments in late December and January. Unlike previous seasons in which Rafa won many events quite convincingly has few ranking points to defend and can quickly accumulate valuable ranking points ahead of the clay court season in the European Spring. Rafa’s bread and butter. A great site bestbettingwebsites.org.uk will give all the best odds on Rafas return to the clay courts in 2017. With a few months of matches under his belt Rafa will look to challenge for clay court titles. There is no reason to suggest that Rafa is unable to reach the physical peaks we witnessed in 2010. What is important for Rafa is that he regains his mental edge in tight matches and can find his intensity once again. At times in 2016 Rafa seemed uncertain of his game and lacking a little confidence in his shots. He suffered many surprising losses simply as he did not have the unshakeable belief of his younger self.
Realistically Rafa can consider himself a contender for the French Open if he can regain this edge and pick up a few titles along the way. He can no doubt achieve ‘La Decima’ . Although grass courts havent been a happy hunting ground for Rafa recently, there is no reason that Rafa can not use clay court success as a springboard to success on the grass court. In the American hard court season Rafa can also prosper. Make no bones about it, there are many challenges but if anyone has the hunger and desire to return to the top surely it is Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray beware, Rafa is coming for you!