Rafael Nadal, confirmation falls!

Rafael Nadal, confirmation falls!
Rafael Nadal, confirmation falls!

Eliminated in the first round of Roland-Garros by Alexander Zverev, a sad first for him in Paris, Rafael Nadal seems determined to return next year.

“This is the last time I stand here in front of you… Well, I’m not 100% sure. » Facing the public at the Philippe-Chatrier court on Monday, Rafael Nadal remained unclear about his intentions after his defeat against Alexander Zverev (6-3, 7-6, 6-3) in the first round of Roland-Garros. Was it a farewell to Paris, where he was crowned fourteen times, or a simple goodbye?

The mystery remains unsolved even if certain signs show that the Spaniard, who will celebrate his 38th birthday on June 3, does indeed intend to return next year. As proof, while he himself had validated with the organization of the tournament the establishment of a ceremony at the end of what was to be his last match on the clay court of Porte d’Auteuil, the Majorquin backpedaled.

Rafael Nadal canceled everything “at the last moment”

“Everything was readyconfirmed Amélie Mauresmo at the microphone of Prime Video. You might see it next year, we keep it in stock…Everything was ready because that was the idea and he told us so. He told me so. But then he changed his mind. » A turnaround in the situation that the director of the French Grand Slam explains by the good feelings found by Rafael Nadal.

“I think the increase in power he had throughout his week of training here, at Roland-Garros, was really momentousshe analyzed. And from the moment – ​​and we saw it – when he found his level again, he said to himself: ‘Well, maybe it’s not the last’. So we canceled everything at the last moment. » Between “Rafa” and Paris, the story is undoubtedly not over.

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