Rafa Nadal announced that he will be low at Roland Garros and set a date for his retirement

Rafa Nadal announced that he will be low at Roland Garros and set a date for his retirement

The Spanish tennis player, maximum champion of Roland Garros, communicated today in a press conference that he will miss the Grand Slam of brick dust due to an injury that has been dragging on since the beginning of the year. Furthermore, he set a date for his retirement from professional tennis.

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal will not play this year in Roland Garros, where he was going to compete for his 15th crown, since he was not physically recovered. In addition, he considered that the 2024 be “the last year” of his sports career, as announced this Thursday.

Not competing since injuring the iliopsoas in his left leg in January, this will be the first time he has nadal36 years old, has not attended his favorite tournament since his debut in Paris in 2005, when he won his first title. The Spaniard hopes to be able to recover to face the 2024which will be your “last year”he claimed.

Nadal’s strong statements

“I have no intention of playing for the next few months. I don’t have a return date. I have to regenerate my body”announced ‘Rafa’, 36, at a press conference he offered at the tennis academy he owns in Palma de Mallorcayour natal city.

“I would like to reach the Davis Cup this year and also prepare for next year, which will probably be the last of my career. I can have illusions and intentions but, afterward, fate governs things that one cannot control”sadly added the best tennis player in history on a clay surface and owner of 22 tennis titles. grand slamsa record he shares with the Serbian Novak Djokovic.


Nadal’s record at Roland Garros

To announce that he will not compete in Roland Garrosit would be the first time that he did not attend the tournament since 2005, the year of his debut in Paris and of his first title, of his 14 in total. Since then he has 112 wins and only three losses (2009, 2015 and 2021), plus a withdrawal in 2016 during the test due to a left wrist injury.

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nadal He has not competed since injuring the iliopsoas in his left leg during the australian open January, in which he was fired in the second round against the American Mackenzie McDonald.

Initially the injury was going to keep him out of six to eight weeks, but the recovery time has been lengthening and he has had to give up consecutively the clay tournaments in which he has forged his legend: Montecarlo, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Rome… and now Paris?

nadal he won the “Musketeers Cup” for the 14th time in his career in 2022 despite playing undercover on his left foot, where he has suffered pain since his youth due to the Muller-Weiss syndrome.

Then he added his 22nd tournament of the grand slamsa record in men’s tennis that he now shares with Novak Djokovicsince the Serbian prevailed in Australia at the beginning of the year. It was expected that Paris could offer a tiebreaker scenario.

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