On Thursday, June 30, Rafael Nadal extended his remarkable Wimbledon 2022 run by defeating Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in the second round of play. The 22-time Grand Slam winner has been having an outstanding year. With victories at the Australian Open and French Open already under his belt this year, Despite dealing with a persistent foot ailment, Rafael Nadal has been at the peak of his form and even seemed unbeatable.
In order to win the first two Grand Slams of the year, Rafael Nadal had to overcome excruciating discomfort due to the Mueller Weiss condition. Before electing to compete in the current Wimbledon 2022, where he has so far been outstanding, he had a pulse radiofrequency treatment.
Following his victory over Berankis, which guaranteed him a position in the third round of Wimbledon 2022, Rafael Nadal revealed out about his terrible foot pain. The Spaniard continued with a startling admission, saying that just a few weeks ago, while he was debating whether or not to compete at Wimbledon, he was “near to” considering retirement.
I came close to it [retirement] a few of weeks ago, according to my philosophy, Nadal remarked. “I don’t feel that way anymore (smiling). That’s how I think, isn’t it?” Rafael Nadal admitted a few weeks ago that he was thinking about retiring.
The legendary tennis player said he has never dreaded having to leave the place that has played a significant role in his life. Nadal claimed he is content with his life outside of tennis and is not concerned about retiring.
“Without a doubt, my happiness has extended beyond of tennis. I am not concerned about it since I like doing many things outside tennis. But when that day comes, there will undoubtedly be a shift. It takes time for all the changes in this life. No, you must adjust to the changes “Rafael Nadal stated.
“However, it is common for people to discuss an athlete’s retirement since, in some ways, those who compete for such a long period at the top of their field, especially in more well-known sports, become a part of the lives of so many. The same thing occurs to me with some football players and golfers. I’m referring, for instance, to Tiger Woods, a player I enjoy watching. I can no longer frequently watch Tiger Woods play. That represents a transformation in my life as well, “the 22-time Grand Slam victor was added.
When Nadal won the Australian Open earlier this year to earn his 21st Grand Slam championship, he edged beyond his arch-rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to become the most successful player in tennis history. Now that Djokovic and Federer are deadlocked on 20 Grand Slams apiece, Nadal (22) has two more than each of them.
At Wimbledon 2022, which is currently in progress, Nadal is attempting to win his 23rd Grand Slam championship. On Saturday, he will face 27th seed Lorenzo Sonego in the third round of the competition, and he will be hoping to give it his best (July 02).