Rafael Nadal With A New Head Of Hair And A New Head Racquet? [Video]

by Tom Gainey | December 5th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Rafael Nadal began his off season a little earlier than expected due to his wrist, but the extra time has allowed him to get a new haircut and maybe look at a new racquet.

A few weeks ago this video was shot of a new-look Nadal practicing with what was allegedly a HEAD racquet, fueling speculation of a switch from Babolat.

However, just recently another video surfaced with Nadal back to his trusty Babolat frame.

Nadal still has another 3-4 weeks before we see him back on court for the Abu Dhabi exo, so who knows what he will be playing with then. And could there be a coaching announcement to come? For now, Uncle Toni is confident Rafa can win more Grand Slams.

“Even my young children will ask me if Rafael will win a Grand Slam and I would say yes, because I am convinced and I think we will do,” Toni Nadal told Efe via translation. “We are ready to do everything necessary even knowing it will not be easy.

“The coming season is open, but there are two that start as clear favorites, which are Murray and Djokovic because the results of recent years, and this year in particular, as witnessed, and then there are a number of candidates will be up quite well,” Toni said via translation.

“I also included Rafael because I know how we train, I know the motivation we have and the enthusiasm with which we work every day. I also think that this year just if we had not had the injury, were playing at a very good level and there were clear to win Roland Garros, with Djokovic applicants. in the end people prepare thoroughly and will be a difficult year.”

In between practice, Nadal took time off to play in the Jose Maria Olazabal Charity event in Mallorca last week.

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6 Comments for Rafael Nadal With A New Head Of Hair And A New Head Racquet? [Video]

Willow Says:

All the best for the new season, win or lose, it will be great to see you back playing ….

AndyMira Says:

The biggest challenge for Rafa and us[fans] in a new season to look forward to is not his new hair[meh!] or even a new racquet but how his wrist will hold up for the 1st 3 events especially AO…Can his wrist hold up the 5 setter in week 1 or 2?Rafa himself in his latest interview seems very cautious about it..Sooo,let’s find out in a months time..Can’t wait to see the results in everything…Good luck Rafa!

Jenny Shekersavva Says:

it will be lovely to see rafa back we have missed seeing you I hope his injuries are something in the past good luck for the new season cant wait

Frank frankovich Says:

Rafa-greatest on clay but Fed is still tHe GOAT!

Humble Rafa Says:

I still have hair due to miracle technology.

Godzilla dd Says:

I have missed rafa in 2016 hope you are well physically and spiritually–God bless you andhave a blessed new year 2017. Whatever you do in live always remember Jesus is with you and lives in you and loves you.
From an old lady that lives to see tennis. Godzilla dd

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