Rafael Nadal: 'My emotion was not because of that'

“My emotion wasn’t because of that”

Rafael Nadal acknowledged that he has been hampered by physical setbacks lately but noted that he still feels he wants to become a professional tennis player. 36-year-old Nadal missed almost the entire second half of the 2021 season with a foot injury.

This season, Nadal has been hampered by injuries to his foot, ribs and abdomen. In an interview for Onda Cero Radio, Nadal spoke about his future. “I would like to say goodbye on the pitch, that’s for sure. But you never know what the future will bring.

And, well, it’s obvious that I’ve also had a very long career, that I feel the love and support of a lot of people around the world, but we’ll see how it will be,” Nadal testified, according to the translation Spanish to English created by the user.

from Twitter Genny SS. “Right now I’m not thinking about it because when you start thinking about it, it’s because something isn’t working in everyday life, right? And even though my body hasn’t been working on a day-to-day basis lately, my head is telling me I still want this to continue and we’ll see for how long.”

In the last game of his career, Federer teamed up with Nadal for a doubles match at the Laver Cup. 10 days before Federer published his retirement announcement, he called Nadal to tell him he was retiring.

Nadal has teamed up with Federer

Rafael Nadal was recently in London to take part in the Laver Cup where his friend and long-time rival Roger Federer ended his trophy-filled career.

“I know the moment of my retirement will come within ‘x’ or ‘x’ plus a bit but at 36.5 years we are in the final stages of my career. But now I neither think about it nor want it. ” think about it,” he said.

The 36-year-old explained that his tear up on Friday night was all about Federer and had nothing to do with him contemplating the possible end of his career. “Nothing, zero. My emotions weren’t because of that, but because of the appreciation I have for Federer,” he said.

At the same time, the Mallorcan made it clear that it’s impossible to plan for the future, adding that he’s doing his best not to think too much about his retirement. “I would like to say goodbye on the pitch, that’s for sure.

But you never know what the future will bring. And, well, it’s obvious that I’ve also had a very long career, that I feel the love and support of a lot of people around the world, but we’ll see how it will be,” Nadal said in Spanish translated comments into English by Twitter user Genny SS.

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