Rafael Nadal, in Marion Bartoli’s opinion, has one more French Open victory left to achieve. Due to a hip issue, Nadal, 36, had a terrible and devastating finish to his Australian Open season when he lost to Mackenzie McDonald in the second round.
Some worry that Nadal, who has endured a string of ailments in recent years, is nearing his breaking point. “I believe he has given himself the objective of competing in one final Roland-Garros. Nobody anticipated he would win the Roland-Garros he won in 2022, his previous year of competition.
He reportedly had a terrible foot and could not walk. Even if it will be challenging, he has the recipe and the secret ingredient on this surface to be ready. You can’t win Roland-Garros 14 times if you don’t know how to be prepared.
I believe he will impose this final deadline. Bartoli remarked on the Super Moscato Show, as reported on We Love Tennis France, “And if he genuinely realizes that it’s not working, he can actually start thinking about the rest – whatever event he’s going to want to play last.”
Bartoli thinks Nadal‘s ultimate objective is to win the French Open this year.
Nadal claimed to feeling “mentally heartbroken” in his post-game press conference while displaying a significantly depressed appearance. Nadal did, however, affirm that he does intend to treat the ailment and attempt tennis once more.
“I like what I do, and that’s all there is to it. Tennis is a sport I enjoy. I am aware that it is temporary. I enjoy feeling competitive. I enjoy standing up for the causes I have championed for the most, if not all, of my life.
According to the ATP website, Nadal commented, “And that’s it.” Initially, Nadal will need some time to assess the full degree of his hip issue. Nadal will be able to see what to do in the coming term more clearly once that is made obvious.