Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal informed all his followers through social networks that he has begun a treatment on his foot that will prevent him from training normally in that set-up for the beginning of 2022. In an image, Nadal appears in crutches and thanks all his fans for the support received in recent months: "Hello everyone, I have not communicated with you through social networks for some time.
Tell you that I was in Barcelona with my team and the medical team, to receive a treatment on my foot that will give me several days off and a few weeks off the track. Back home and in the process of recovery. Thank you all for your support," confessed the former world number one.
Rafa ended his season after an pain-ridden run in Washington
Rafael Nadal was forced to end his 2021 season early after his chronic foot injury resurfaced during the North American hardcourt swing. The Spaniard's last professional match was at the ATP 500 event in Washington, when he was taken down by Lloyd Harris in the third round.
"I've been better, but I'm fine. A little sore from the foot," Nadal was quoted as saying by Punto de Break. "It is a time that is a bit complicated on a personal and professional level. Honestly, with the illusion of improving and facing a process that is going to be difficult and painful at some point, but that I have to go through to get back in a position to fight for what I want.
I am determined to do it." During the course of the launch event Rafael Nadal also talked about how he is happy with the way his career has shaped up, given that he has achieved things he had never dreamed of. "I have had fantastic things, bigger things than I would have ever dreamed of, and also more complicated moments in the form of injuries," Nadal said.
"But, within what is possible I have always had a way to get ahead." Reflecting on the season so far, now that all the Grand Slam events are over, it is certain that this season belongs to Novak Djokovic. However, his arch-rivals have played the 2021 season with injuries and complications.
We can only hope for a more intriguing battle between The Big 3 next season. The ‘Big 3’ have dominated most of the conversations around tennis in the last decade. While Federer and Nadal have been household names for a long time, in the last decade, Novak Djokovic has raced his way and earned tremendous success. At the moment, these three athletes are tied on 20 Grand Slam titles each.