Rafa Nadal’s goal at the US Open to make history

The Spanish tennis player has a golden opportunity to add his twenty-third Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal he has not lost a single match at a Grand Slam so far this year and wants to extend his streak at the US Open. In the big American tournament he will have it harder than ever, as he has just recovered from a nagging abdominal injury that forced him to retire at Wimbledon. But not only that, but we must also keep in mind his chronic foot injury that has been causing him problems for years.

Be that as it may, Rafael Nadal He has shown us countless times that very few situations can stop him. We have seen this especially this year, tracing a Impossible ending against Medvedev in Australia or winning games hours after appearing in front of the cameras totally lame.

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Rafa Nadal has options to return to number 1

The great news for Rafa Nadal at the US Open

Due to injuries and his poor match against Coric in Cincinnati, Rafa Nadal is not the main favorite to win the tournament. There are three tennis players that Manacor has in betting, as they give many more victory options to Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz. But there is a factor that plays in his favor.

At the moment, Novak Djokovic has not been confirmed for the US Open and there is doubt about whether he will be able to play the tournament. The Serbian has not appeared on the poster of the edition, that he would have to change his vaccination regulations so that he could play. However, the United States has already changed this regulation and in the coming days there could be changes to the US Open.

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The historical record that Rafa Nadal wants to beat at the US Open

However, victory is not the only thing Rafa Nadal will pursue in the US tournament. The Spanish tennis player has serious options to return to the number 1 position in the ATP ranking. If he did, he would break a record currently held by Novak Djokovic, who has been the oldest to achieve it.

The Serbian did it with 35 years and 15 days, while Rafa Nadal would far exceed him. In total, if Rafa Nadal returns to number 1, he would do so at 36 years, 3 months and 9 days. In this way he would break the current record of the Serbian, who currently occupies the sixth position. Be that as it may, it will be a practically impossible mission for Rafa Nadal, who needs to recover his rhythm as the games go by.

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