As the Day one of Laver Cup 2019 curtain downs, World Number two, Rafael Nadal spoke about his wrist injury while his team-mates, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev were playing a nervy doubles-match against Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov from Team World.
“Hopefully it’s not a concern, let’s see tomorrow how things go,” Rafael Nadal said. “You know, after New York, it’s always. the body feels down you know, some issues can happen, it’s normal. Here I am, I’m trying hard to be ready for the action when the team needs me.”
On the Day one of Laver Cup 2019, Rafa’s match was not scheduled and his left wrist and hand were taped on Friday. He was present in player’s stands cheering and supporting his European team-mates and his wrapped wrist was pretty much visible.
However, despite his injury matters Federer-Nadal’s doubles reprise seems likely to happen. Also, Team Europe’s captain, Bjorn Borg mentioned that their doubles showdown has high chances of taking place.
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Before flying to Geneva, Switzerland Rafael Nadal was exhausted to play Laver Cup 2019. After his physically and mentally taxing match at US Open 2019 finals, his body was not fully fit for a tournament and he needed some more time to relax.
“I’m tired. The truth is that I have not yet fully recovered. I returned home and have already done a little recovery work. I’m regaining my strength little by little. On a mental level, I just need to rest,” Nadal said before the commencement of Laver Cup.
On the opening day of Laver Cup 2019, Team Europe earned three points. Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas won their singles matches and Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev won their doubles match. Team World obtained one point after Jack Sock crushed the European, Fabio Fognini in the second match of the day.
Team Europe leads by 3-1 on the Day one of Laver Cup!
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