While rivals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray prepare for fourth round matches today at the Miami Sony Open, and while Roger Federer enjoys some downtime as a father, Rafael Nadal is already back at work training with an eye on a record 8th French Open title.
“Back to the practice on the clay court. A nice day!” Nadal posted on his facebook page yesterday.
Since returning from his knee injury in early February, Nadal is 17-1 with a tour-leading three titles after his big win at Indian Wells last weekend. Rafa will take a 14 match win-streak into Monte Carlo where he’ll bid for a 9th title starting on April 14.
Because Nadal has so many points to defend from last year, it’s unlikely he’ll move higher than No. 4 in the French Open seedings.
Here’s Rafa’s clay season schedule:
April 1 – Off
APril 8 – Off
April 14 – Monte Carlo
April 21 – Barcelona
April 29 – Off
May 5 – Madrid
May 12 – Rome
May 20 – Off
May 26 – French Open
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