Nadal ends his 2021 season: “I need to take some time”

Nadal ends his 2021 season: "I need to take some time"

MADRID – The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal communicated through his social networks that he is ending his season due to the need to take “time” since he has been “suffering much more than he should” for a year. with your foot.

“After having discussed it with the team and family, this decision has been made and I think it is the way forward to try to recover and recover well,” said the current number four in the ATP ranking.

“It’s a year that I’ve missed things that matter a lot to me, like Wimbledon, like the Olympics, how the United States Open is going to be now, like many other events that are also important to me. And in view of the fact that during this last year I have not had the ability to train, prepare and compete in the way that I really like to do, because I come to the conclusion that what I need is time to recover, “he added.

The tennis player from Manacor (Mallorca), acknowledged that It is not a new injury, but it has been with it since 2005, although it did not prevent him from developing his sports career normally: “You have to change a number of things and try to understand what has been the evolution of the foot in recent times”.

“I have been a season that things are not going as they should, as we would all like, and it is time to make decisions, seek a slightly different type of treatment to find a solution to this problem or at least improve in order to be able to continue to have options for the next few years, “he commented in the face of his recovery.

The thirteen-time Roland Garros champion claimed that In spite of everything, he finds himself with “the maximum enthusiasm and predisposition to do whatever it takes to recover the best possible form, to continue competing for the things that really motivate him..

In the same way, he was convinced that he will recover from his injury: “I am convinced that with the recovery of the foot and obviously a very important daily effort, but this can be achieved. I am going to work as hard as I can so that be”.

Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, he ended his statement thanking the support received: “Thank you in advance for all the support, understanding and all your expressions of affection that are very important and more in difficult times like these.”

“I promise you that I will work hard to try to continue enjoying this sport for a while longer. A big hug to all,” he said.

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