11-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is having fewer chances to clinch another Grand Slam championship on hard courts, where he is looking forward to show best performance on clay courts rather than hard surface.
King of Clay Rafael Nadal, who has arrived here in Chile along with his team including his uncle and Coach Toni Nadal to take part in the 2013 VTR Open. Nadal said he has been working hard to return back to court, but he still feels some pain in his left knee. Spaniard has been focusing more to play clay court tournament rather than hard courts in the remaining 2013 ATP Tour season.
Former World No. 1 Nadal is well known as King of Clay, where he won seven French Open titles from 2005 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012 at Roland Garros and eyeing to clinch the eighth time this year. Spanish star is having lesser chances to clinch another hard court title at US Open and Australian Open, as he will get tough challenge from his rivals Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
26-year-old Nadal has skip from the season’s first Grand Slam 2013 Australian Open, which it was the hard court tournament at Rod Laver Arena. He is looking forward to play as much as clay court tournaments this year including Monte Carlo and French Open, where he will defend the titles.