Rafael Nadal: 'Always nice to be surrounded by them'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4801
Rafael Nadal's physical condition is an uncertainty for the 2022 season. The constant injuries continue to play a trick on the Spanish tennis player who does not lose hope, although he acknowledged that he did not foresee this new discomfort in his leg and miss the rest of the bell.
The Mallorcan explained that “I'm fine, I've been better, but I'm fine. A little sore from the foot. It is a time that is a bit complicated on a personal and professional level, but, 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 put myself back in a position to fight for what I want.
I am determined to do it." Nadal had in mind to play the Olympic Games and the last two Grand Slams of the year, although he did not succeed: “That was in the script. In the script was not being lame today. I've been lame for a few days.
But the scripts are not to be followed to the letter. You have to adapt and accept things as they come. I have had fantastic things, bigger things than I would have ever dreamed of, and also more complicated moments in the form of injuries, but within what is possible I have always had a way to get ahead.
Over the years, one must be realistic and things are more complicated because the clock is ticking, but I am positive and I appreciate how lucky I am to be able to experience this kind of thing, "he added in statements taken up by Point of Break.
Nadal is enjoying the last few days
Recently, Rafael Nadal was spotted hanging out with his friends. In the picture, he can be seen sitting at a table along with a couple of friends, sipping on beer. He has been making the most of his time away from the Tour.
Normally, with a packed schedule that he has, it’s difficult to make time for these activities with all the moving around. From the caption accompanying the picture, it is evident that Nadal is enjoying the last few days of the Spanish summer.
"Last summer days with friends… always nice to be surrounded by them, chat about nothing and everything," Rafael Nadal wrote. "Just some fun times with my partners…" The Spaniard triumphed at the Italian Open, beating rival Novak Djokovic in the final.
However, the Serb returned the favor at Roland Garros, handing Nadal just his third-ever loss at the Paris Major. It was at Roland Garros that Nadal aggravated his chronic foot injury, ruling him out of the Tokyo Olympics as well as the entire grasscourt season. Nadal returned to action at the Citi Open in August but struggled with foot problems once again.