Last Updated on April 28, 2020
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal told how a long break can affect his physical condition.
“I haven’t picked up a racket for a month and a half. This is very harmful for professional athletes. When the season resumes, my wrist and elbow will hurt. The risk of injury increases significantly. If I could play tennis for half an hour a day, this would allow I do not lose shape by the time I return to the court.
I am very worried about everything that happens. Of course, I train at home, but after a sudden stop the body will be hard to immediately catch the rhythm. Of course, we can return to the previous level, but at this age the risk of injury is much higher. However, I’m looking for positive aspects in this situation: it’s possible to recover properly, ”Nadal said Mundo Deportivo.
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