According to many analysts, 2023 could really be the last season of Rafael Nadal's career. During his South American performance tour, Rafa himself admitted that 2024 is too far for him. In 2024 there will be the Paris Olympics, which promise to give emotions and twists.
The tennis tournament will be staged at the Roland Garros Stadium and Nadal could give it a little thought. We recall that the Spaniard has already won the gold medal, both in singles, in Beijing 2008, and in men's doubles, in Rio 2016.
In the latest edition of the radio program El Partidazo de Cope, the president of the Spanish Olympic committee Alejandro Blanco reflected on Nadal's eventual participation: "I sincerely hope that Rafa Nadal participates in the Paris 2024 Olympics, we will do everything possible to convince him.
If he goes, I am sure he will win the gold medal." In a brief interview with Diario de Mallorca, Toni Nadal analyzed Rafa's prospects in detail: "Luckily, the foot treatment Rafael Nadal underwent after Roland Garros had the desired effects.
It was a crucial step for the rest of his career. Unfortunately, the abdominal injury prevented him from performing at his best in the second half of the season. I am convinced that 2023 will be a great year for Rafa. There will be 8-10 players fighting for the titles most important." Dream or reality? Nadal could indeed bring his astonishing career in Paris to a close, full circle, with the last major event of his professional sporting life.
On the beloved courts of Bois de Boulogne. An opportunity, perhaps the last, to see the Spaniard on a tennis court. All will depend on a single factor: the physical state of him. If the body holds up, Rafa will be at the Olympics, he would never miss it.
His steely mind will do anything to be there.
Rafael Nadal makes fans dream: Paris Olympics could not be an utopia
Rafael Nadal is unanimously recognized as one of the greatest tennis players ever. The Spanish champion, who recently celebrated 900 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, achieved memorable feats in 2022 despite the usual physical problems.
The former number 1 in the world has in fact won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, leaving both fans and insiders speechless. No one expected two similar exploits from Rafa, who had only played seven official tournaments in 2021 due to his foot injury.
The Majorcan's performance dropped in the second half of 2022, also thanks to the torn abs he suffered at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old from Manacor was unable to play in the semifinal of the Championships against Nick Kyrgios and arrived at the US Open in precarious conditions, already leaving the scene in the round of 16 at the hands of Frances Tiafoe.