Rafael Nadal’s tennis career remains in doubt as the Spanish player continues his battle with an illness that has kept him out of the game ever since he was forced to withdraw early from the Australian Open this year. Some have speculated that he will soon retire.
Moya, Nadal’s coach, recently updated on Nadal’s injury and stated that they were working hard to get him ready to defend his Roland Garros title. Moya said, ” we do more or half an hour a day. We continue to improve day by day.” Toni Nadal, the former coach and uncle of Nadal expressed his confidence that despite all the worries, his nephew will be ready for the tournament.
Toni hinted at the possibility that Nadal, the 14-time French Open winner, may participate in the Italian Open, in Rome. This has given Nadal’s fans hope that he will return soon to the court. Although it is unclear whether Nadal can recover in time to play at the upcoming tournaments or not, his fans are hoping that he will make a quick recovery.
Rafael Nadal Makes History Against Roger Federer in 2010 Madrid Open Final
Rafael Nadal won his 18th ATP Masters 1000 in a match which will be remembered as one of tennis’ greatest. After a three-hour and 39 minute battle, he defeated his Roger Federer in the 2010 Madrid Open Final.
Nadal was determined to defend the Madrid Open title he had won on his favorite surface. Federer, meanwhile, was hoping to win his first clay-court tournament in three years. This match was a classic demonstration of the mental and physical toughness of two of tennis’ greatest players.
Both players kept their serves in the first set in a tight battle, until Nadal broke Federer in the ninth point, taking a 5-4 advantage. He then held his serve to secure the set and take a vital one-set advantage. Federer made a strong recovery in the second game, breaking Nadal’s serve twice and winning the set with 6-4.
Both players traded breaks of serve in the early stages of the third set. Federer broke Nadal in the seventh game, giving him a 4-3 advantage. Nadal quickly responded by breaking Federer himself, bringing the set to 4-4. Nadal won the tiebreak 7-5 to claim the Madrid Open.