had one shaky service game, which brought an unexpected end to his streak.
Rafa made 11 unforced errors and 26 winners. In contrast, Lloyd played aggressive tennis and executed flawlessly when it mattered most, recording 38 victories and 21 errors. Carlos Moya claimed in response to Nadal‘s run that he nearly played on one leg against Harris, giving it his all but failing to ease the agony.
After that, Nadal withdrew from Toronto and completed his season, recovering in Barcelona from a minor foot treatment and intensifying his preparations for 2022. This season, Rafa made a spectacular return, winning two Major championships and taking the lead in the ATP Race.
“After that prolonged layoff, the foot injury last year deteriorated further. Rafa frequently left training sessions early. In order to prepare for competitions, we had to modify our exercise and ease the strain on the foot. For months, he has been in pain.
Rafa was essentially standing on one leg during the most recent game at Washington against Lloyd Harris. Rafa’s major goal is to regain emotional and physical well-being because hobbling around all year hasn’t helped him. In Australia, he first experienced back discomfort, and this season, he has only participated in seven events.
Wimbledon, Tokyo, and now the US Open and ATP Finals were all forced to accept Rafa’s withdrawal. He must therefore pay attention to himself and not what is going on the Tour.” said Carlos Moya.