Rafael Nadal, according to Boris Becker, may not return to Australia.

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Rafael Nadal may have just made his final Australian Open appearance, according to Boris Becker. Wednesday’s 6-4 6-4 7-5 loss to Mackenzie McDonald marked Nadal‘s catastrophic exit from the Australian Open. He was significantly hindered by a hip issue during the match.

Nadal spent considerable time saying goodbye to the Rod Laver Arena faithful shortly after the match. It appeared as though Nadal was saying his goodbyes to the Melbourne Park crowd one more time. These are devastating images of Mrs. Nadal, who is the only one who knows her husband well and is aware that Rafa is not acting in any way.

He is arguably the best combatant and rival tennis has ever seen. On his “Matchball Becker” broadcast on Eurosport, Becker stated, “If he has to get down on his knees at the end and then takes a long goodbye to his audience in Melbourne, then those are clear indicators for me.”

Becker: I’m not sure if Nadal will return to the Australian Open.

We spent a lot of time discussing the generational shift because we are currently witnessing it in real time.

Since Roger Federer is no longer competing, Nadal is currently surrounded by a lot of uncertainty. He’ll want to play Paris again, in my opinion. But I’m not sure if he’ll challenge Australia once more. That’s why we ought to enjoy him while we still have him, Becker continued.

Nadal‘s recent years haven’t been simple, regrettably. Nadal fought foot, rib, and stomach issues in 2022 after missing practically the entire second part of the 2021 season due to a foot injury. At the start of the 2023 season, Nadal is currently dealing with a hip issue.

Nadal, who will turn 37 in early June, is unquestionably not in a favorable circumstance. Nadal won’t give up easily, though, and he will undoubtedly do his hardest to make at least one more triumphant comeback to tennis.