According to ATP mythology, Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open despite

Rafael Nadal was scheduled to play in the Wimbledon semifinals last Friday, July 8, but was unable to do so since he withdrew from the third Grand Slam of the year the previous day. His withdrawal was due to an abdominal injury.

In a press conference before his match against Nick Kyrgios and following an incredible win over Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals, the Spaniard said that he was unable to participate. “Today I discovered that I have an abdominal tear.

I have been deliberating this choice all day, but I don’t see any value in doing so. Despite my best efforts to continue in challenging situations throughout my career, it is clear that if I do so, the injury would only worsen.

He then admitted, “I feel bad that I have to say this. This week at home, Nadal resumed training after 20 days had passed since the choice. Particularly, at his facility in Manacor (Mallorca), where he puts himself through tests to ensure that he can once more participate on the American hard court tour.

The ATP Masters 1000 in Canada, which runs from August 7–14, is planned to be Nadal‘s following ATP Tour trip. A world-class occasion that will make it possible to gauge Spanish’s recovery will be held.

Along with Carlos Alcaraz, the Spaniard holds the record for most championships won this season with four victories and a 35-5 match record. With these results, he can take the No. 1 spot in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Turin.

January 1st.

McEnroe commends Nadal, Rafa

The John McEnroe documentary has been playing in British and Irish theaters for a few days, but the Tennis365 website, which was able to view it, chose an excerpt in which we witness the fiery left-hander reflect on the birth of his first kid when he was 27 and at the peak of his game.

Everyone’s top priority should be to be a good parent. Even when I had my first son at the age of 27, when you decide to become a father, you have to ask yourself: Did I always want to be the best player in the game? world ? Yes, I had goals and wanted to get better. Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open after taking a break of six months, so I took some time off to work on my game.

I lost in the US Open first round after taking a six-month break. I only lost the opening round once in that year. I won’t get into specifics of what transpired, but I wasn’t even prepared to return for a number of reasons.

Having said that, I did have two children—one at 27 and one at 28—so you know. What’s expected of me?” Do I need to go handle this matter with my ranking or can you take care of the kids now, I said to my wife. No, I was making every effort to accomplish both. However, having kids—or not having kids—should be my top priority.