Rafael Nadal is ready to compete again after suffering a hand injury in the last month and getting married to his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello. The Mallorcan said: “I have been recovering from my hand and I had a great day for me, my wife and the guests, the people that shared this special day with all of us.
It was a great party and now it’s the moment to be back on Tour. Happy to be back in Paris. As everybody knows, it’s the most important place in my career even if I never won here. I am looking forward to trying to be ready for the beginning.
I have been practicing quite well, after the Laver Cup I had to take days off because my hand was not okay but after that, I practiced more or less okay and I hope to be ready for the action.” Asked if the wedding changes his relationship with Maria Francisca, Nadal replied: “I have been with my girlfriend for the last 15 years so nothing changes in my normal life.
It was the moment to do it and we made it happen. That’s all. Life continues. Here we are again and happy to be back on the Tour too.” Meanwhile, Roger Federer spoke about his triumph in Basel final against Alex De Minaur. The Swiss said: “At 4-0 in the second set he got back in the game, I got broken, it was a tough one. After that it was very important for me to hold serves easier and from there I kept on rolling.”