Rafael Nadal may not be considering calling it quits after the French Open, according to Alex Corretja, who also stated that whatever happens, the Spaniard would continue to play tennis “is destined to endure forever. ” The 36-year-old Nadal‘s Australian Open run came to a cruel end when he lost to Mackenzie McDonald 6-4 6-4 7-5 while plainly suffering from an ailment.
Despite being much below his best, Nadal, who was handicapped by a hip issue, refused to end the contest. “We are aware that Rafa will give it his all up until the very end of his career.
Therefore, I don’t think he will certainly retire after Roland-Garros; rather, I think he will continue playing day by day. He actually said something to the effect of, “I’m going to continue until I see that I’m not going to be able to continue playing” on Eurosport in Spain.
Rafa won’t be over after Roland-Garros, in my opinion “Eurosport was told by Corretja.
On whether this was Nadal‘s final performance in Australia, Corretja
Nadal gave spectators at Rod Laver Arena an emotional farewell gesture after the game.
Nadal, 36, hasn’t had it easy with injuries in recent years, and Corretja acknowledges that the Spaniard’s behavior after the loss may have been a sign that he won’t ever play professionally in Australia again.
“It made me feel a little strange when he went into the middle of the court to say goodbye; the manner in which he did it gave me the impression that he might be thinking, ‘OK, this is the end in Australia.’ I believe the entire Nadal team was there to also show respect to Rafa because I think he deserved it.
Even though he believed he had no chance of winning the match, he continued to try to the end. That is why I believe people honored him, “added Corretja. Nadal was explicitly questioned about whether this was his final visit to Australia at the start of the 2023 season. You never know, said Nadal in response, but he also included “hopefully not.”