jokes between Nadal and Thiem and how the Masters train

London hosts these days the ATP Finals 2020, where the eight best tennis players on the circuit meet throughout this season. They all compete with the goal that only one of them will achieve: to be proclaimed Master of the Year. Discover how Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, etc. train before jumping onto the center court of London’s 02 Arena.

The Masters Cup is the last tournament of the year and the most special. Only eight can reach him, the eight best tennis players of the season and the prize is to be proclaimed Master of the Year. It is the icing on the cake to the season and there is a very special atmosphere, even in an edition marked by the sanitary protocol and that has deprived the public of saying goodbye to a tournament that will no longer be played in London. But to give a unique atmosphere, the ATP opens its doors and allows us to sneak in to see the backstage: how they train Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, etc.

Watching them train on the track is a more common image. On many occasions, taking a crowd bath – in the old normality – but in London they are sharing images of how they warm up, how they stretch and the exercises they do to be in shape without the racket. So we have been able to see Rafa Nadal use the treadmill in a very striking way and it did not take long to go viral. In some exercises, he coincided with Novak Djokovic.

In the ATP they already found an explanation for Nadal’s strong arms after seeing these images. “You don’t believe that those arms can be achieved sitting, right?” they commented on social media.

In the case of Dominic Thiem, it’s no wonder the energy you have watching how you train. The Austrian uses anything, even benches and hills, to get in shape. Also taking on one side and the other the fitball that they throw at him.

In the case of Andrey Rublev, the Russian tennis player uses common exercises in yoga to stretch his arms, legs and back well, which is also very important in tennis.

Nadal won’t let Thiem train

The good atmosphere is palpable in any corner of the o2 Arena, even if everyone wants to win. Rafa Nadal was training this Wednesday preparing his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, before whom he aspires to get the ticket to the semifinals, when Thiem, his executioner appeared the previous day. «You don’t need to train today», The Spaniard said with a laugh to the Austrian, already classified for the semifinals, a sign of the trust and good relationship between the two.