At his fourteenth title ceremony in Paris, the Spaniard brushed off rumors of a possible retirement after his win
“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but keep fighting,” declared Rafael Nadal Embracing the Roland Garros trophy and saying goodbye to the people of Paris. Despite the fact that some media played with the announcement of a possible return this Sunday after lifting their fourteenth title, the champion denied that his team had already done so hours earlier—and left his future open. . It was the same logic he used at different press conferences over the past weeks: Maybe one day soon, even this year, he’ll be tired of aching in his left leg and hang up the racket, but that day isn’t. Marked yet. in calendar.
“It’s so hard to describe my feelings right now. I don’t think I can continue here at 36, even being competitive. It gives me a lot of energy to continue “, he remarked after congratulating the defeated, Norwegian casper rudd, and to thank his team and his family. “Thank you so much for everything you do for me, all of this wouldn’t be possible without you, especially I couldn’t have recovered from tough times, such as injuries. If it wasn’t for you I would have long ago would have retired”, he was launched before the eyes of his coaches, Charles Moy, francisco roigo You Mark Lepezzoof your partner, my parellior her sister maribel, The Clay Court King was excited, but less than usual.
In Nadal’s celebrations at Roland Garros, his fourteenth title was, compared to many, one of the quietest, possibly due to his superiority in the final. After the last hit, a backhand with the court open, the Spaniard smiled at his box, dropped the racket and covered his face. This time there was no boundary wall on the soil, nor any tears. He quickly changed into a dry T-shirt and jacket, and then waited for the awards ceremony to begin. I approached Emily MauresmoThe director of Roland Garros from this year, watching the summary of his matches presented by the video scoreboard, appreciated Billie Jean KingHonored in Paris, and it was his turn.
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