Rafa Nadal does not give up. The Spanish tennis player assumed that he has to “face a process that will be difficult” for recovering from a stress fracture in the scaphoid of the left foot that has made him miss a good part of this season.
“Obviously it was not in the script to be lame today and to have used crutches until a few days ago”, Nadal said during the press conference to present the documentary series “Rafa Nadal Academy”.
Nadal, 35, will be away from the court until 2022. The winner of twenty Grand Slam titles like the Swiss Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic and considered the best player in history on clay, resigned from the Wimbledon tournament, to the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open, and played his last match at the ATP 500 in Washington, where he lost to South African Lloyd Harris.
“My foot is a little sore and it is complicated, although I always have the illusion of improving. I know that I am going to face a process that will be difficult, painful at some point, but that I have to go to fight for what I want“He added.” It is essential to adapt to these situations. In my life, many fantastic, incredible things have touched me, with which I did not dream; but I have also suffered with injuries. I’ve always found a way to get by I’m going to fight, although with the years one has to be realistic because the clock does not stop “.