In a long interview, former Canadian Open director Eugene Lapierre spent beautiful words for Rafel Nadal. Lapierre in fact said: "Rafael Nadal is impressive both on and off the pitch. He behaves impeccably with all the volunteers and is always kind.
Rafa is the kind guy who, if he walks into a building and sees a queue of people behind him. of him, holds the door open and waits for everyone to pass. He is a normal and exceptional man at the same time." In a recent interview with Onda Cero, Rafa analyzed his 2022: "I don't want to lie: I felt close to retiring at various times this season.
I thought that Roland Garros 2022 would be my last tournament. I had several troubles. physical this year. My foot was a disaster in the first half of the season, although I managed to win two majors. I got a tear in my abs at Wimbledon and then again in New York, as well as having had some personal problems."
2022 was a super year for Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal won two Grand Slams this year, proving for the umpteenth time that he is a living legend.
The Spanish champion triumphed at the Australian Open against all odds, making a sensational comeback against Daniil Medvedev in the final. The 36-year-old from Manacor then repeated himself at Roland Garros, despite the pain in his foot forced him to undergo a series of infiltrations.
Rafa thus raised his 14th trophy in Paris and climbed to 22 Grand Slams. Novak Djokovic narrowed the gap by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, but was unable to compete in the US Open due to his vaccine status.
Nadal tried to extend the gap in New York, but had to surrender in the quarterfinals to a wild Frances Tiafoe. The tear in the abs remedied at Wimbledon did not allow him to arrive in the Big Apple in top form. We recall Rafa and his wife Francisca had their first children a couple of days ago.