Rafael Nadal: 'I cannot be away from home for a long time'

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Rafael Nadal: 'I cannot be away from home for a long time'

WTA tennis star Genie Bouchard reacted on Twitter to the moment Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal held hands while crying during the Swiss maestro's retirement event at the Laver Cup. "My favorite photo of all time," Bouchard wrote on Twitter.

Eugenie Bouchard, during her period of absence from the tennis courts, from March 2021 to August 2022, has often documented her shoulder rehabilitation training, even her training on the court since she was able to return to tennis.

On her social networks, however, there are also photos that immortalize moments of her relaxation. In some shots, especially in the sea, Genie showed an impressive body, capable of making her 2.3 million followers on her Instagram happy.

When Roger Federer announced his modest Laver Cup schedule, only one player was able to join him on court! Roger, as expected, wanted to play his last professional match with his great nemesis Rafael Nadal. Between 2004 and 2019, Federer and Nadal met 40 times around the world, challenging each other to do more.

Roger and Rafa have always admired each other, and the Spaniard was delighted to accompany the Swiss during his latest tennis chapter. Federer and Nadal shared the court for the second time and had the opportunity to celebrate their victory.

Unlike in Prague 2017, two legends squandered a match point in a two-hour, 13-minute loss to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Rafa Nadal is close to his wife

Rafael Nadal stated that he knew about Federer's retirement well before it was announced, when he was asked by the 41-year-old about his participation in the Laver Cup.

While Nadal did not confirm his competitive participation, he stated that he guaranteed his presence in London even if he was not going to play. "He told me ten days before announcing it but I didn't even know if he could play the doubles, because of the knee.

We postponed the conversation a week later, and he also knew that, due to my situation, I cannot be away from home for a long time. The only thing I could say to him is 'confirm that you are going to play to manage it everything, and as little as I can, I will be with you, play or not play'," he said.

Speaking to Spanish media outlet AS, he stated that he was very close to calling time on his career after his Roland Garros triumph. "Obviously on the track and a bit this with this festive tone. I do not know. I'm not at that point yet.

I was close this year, I'm not going to lie to you. During Roland Garros I thought that it could be my last tournament," he said.