Nadal, in full recovery, uses about 30 rackets a year
Rafa Nadal, in the final stretch of his recovery after an injury that forced him to retire at the last Australian Open, uses about 30 rackets per year. The data has been released by one of the people that prepares the rackets of the French firm Babolat, the brand that the 10-time Barcelona Open champion Banc Sabadell uses.
Guillaume Cambon, who prepares the rackets, considers that Nadal is not one of the tennis players who gives them the most work out all of those who play with Babolat material. "He is not demanding, he is not the one who uses more racquets and can be proud of being probably the only tennis player in the world who has not broken, voluntarily, a racket," he explained in the Mallorcan newspaper Última Hora.
In 2017, Nadal played a total of 78 matches. In recent years, his record is registered to 82 matches he played in 2013.
Nadal will play with a new racket this new season. Babolat wanted to honor the 10 triumphs of the tennis player from Manacor at Roland Garros, Monte Carlo and Barcelona and designed a new Aero-Pro Drive range that will be called "La Décima".
Before playing on the courts of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona in just over two months, Nadal will compete in three hardcourt tournaments (Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami) and one on clay (Montecarlo).