Although its competitive spirit remains intact, because that is its essence, there is a reality that cannot be ignored and that is the passage of time. At 35 years old, Rafael Nadal understands that his career is slowly coming to an end, but that is something that does not worry him because in one way or another he will continue to be linked to the world of tennis.
“I’m definitely in the sports industry. I run a structure that will keep me connected to tennis and I like to help young players grow. I will also dedicate more time to my project, which supports economically disadvantaged children. I’m not afraid of life without tennis at all“, explained the Spanish in an interview with the Asian medium Number Web.
Likewise, Rafa told how he faces the passing of the years and the time that he may have left in his career: “I try not to think about my age as much as possible. I will retire when I do not feel fresh physically and mentally. I also realize right now how much I love tennis and that it is a true privilege to be able to play it for so long. “
Nadal is currently ranked No. 5 in the ATP rankings and he stays away from the courts because of his foot injury. The date of his return to the circuit is still unknown, although everything indicates that it will be at the beginning of the next season.
It should be remembered that the manacorí, days ago, had said that he does not understand “life without the goal of being better”, which reflects how competitive he is and how much he wants to be able to stay at the top while physically and mentally he can.