Rafael Nadal: “In the past, I had to undergo therapies”

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Rafael Nadal‘s latest injury is as concerning as the attitude with which he withdraws from the 2023 Australian Open. The 36-year-old Spanish tennis star once more experienced a physical issue, which partially contributed to his loss to American Mackenzie McDonald in the opening round of the competition.

Nadal made an emotional appearance at a press conference shortly after his loss because he knew how difficult it would be to suffer another injury at this stage of his career. “I’ve had a hip issue for years, and over the past three days, the discomfort has been worse, but I wasn’t restricting my playing.”

The Spaniard said, “We have to wait, run more tests, and see how far the problem develops. “I don’t consider myself an optimist or a pessimist, but at the moment I’m being cautious. Let’s see what the doctors say. I have never done anything wild because I wanted to return early; there is no other choice except to accept things as they are.

I’m simply asking for that, maybe not for too long,” he continued. He explained the challenge that another injury will provide as follows: “There are already a lot of wounds, and the glass is getting full. Like always, it hurts, but during the Wimbledon semifinals, when I was gearing up to take the title, it hurt more.

The truth is that I have sustained injuries in each of the last three Grand Slams. At that very time, the Rod Laver Arena crowd booed him to termination, and it was not for less. Do you think there was a chance Rafael Nadal‘s last match could have been this one?

Rafael Nadal became hurt.

During the second set of his Round 2 defeat against Mackenzie McDonald, Rafael Nadal suffered an injury.

“Days like these have occurred before, but none have compared to today in that movement. I’m not sure. We’re going to start talking about that right now, but I don’t know if it’s a joint or a muscle,” he said. “I’ve had problems in the past with my hip.

In the past, I had to receive treatments and speak briefly. Not to the extent of the problem. Rafael Nadal stated, “At the moment, I feel immobile. “At the same time, that is the sport. Just give it your all to the end. regardless of the chances you have.

That is the sport’s guiding principle. That is the sport’s fundamental component. Since I didn’t know what was happening, I attempted to follow that throughout my tennis career and, of course, not do more harm.