While writing the previous article about which men’s tennis players are playing where in Australia in the January lead up to the Australian Open, the names Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were noticeably absent.
Both Roger and Rafa are confirmed to play in Doha in January at the Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis Open from 3 to 8 January.
Checking out their schedules on their websites, neither Roger nor Rafa are playing in any tournaments in Australia until the Australian Open.
Once the Doha tournament finishes on 8 January, and until the Australian Open starts on 17 January, where will Roger and Rafa go for their training?
Will Roger hang out at his place in Dubai, spending some time with Mirka and the twins between training sessions?
What about Rafa?
Eight days is a long time in the tennis calendar. If it was the lead up to Wimbledon, he could have pretty much won the final of Queens and then gone back to Mallorca for a mini break in that time.
Maybe he and Uncle Tony will hire a huge house in Toorak with a private tennis court and big fence?
Until we see both boys, springy and fresh and ready to slam at the Australian Open, where in the world will they be in January?
If you have any intel, would be great if you can share it in the comments below.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal