Alex Corretja: You can never doubt special people like Rafael Nadal

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Alex Corretja: You can never doubt special people like Rafael Nadal

Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja is confident Rafael Nadal will have a successful end to his career. Nadal, 35, ended his 2021 season prematurely in August due to a foot injury. "Rafa will retire being a winner, whatever happens.

No matter how he was before, he has to assess how he wants to face what he has left from now on, but being Rafa you always have the feeling that he still has a bullet in his chamber to do something great. You can never doubt special people like him, even if he comes from a very long injury and the process that he will have now will be difficult, I trust that there is still that great title to celebrate with him.

A great title I mean a Grand Slam, because a Masters 1,000 more or less is not going to change anything. As for being number 1, it will be quite difficult because for that he needs to play," Corretja told Marca.

Nadal tested positive for COVID-19

Nadal, who finished fourth at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, announced on Monday he tested positive for COVID-19.

"Hello everyone. I wanted to announce that on my return home after playing the Abu Dhabi tournament I have tested positive for COVID in the PCR test that has been performed on me when I arrived in Spain," Nadal said.

"In both Kuwait and Abu Dhabi we passed checks every other day and all came back negative, the last one being on Friday and having the results on Saturday. "I'm having a few unpleasant moments but I hope to improve little by little. I am now confined at home and have reported the result to people who have been in contact with me."