‘Retirement rumor’ Nadal, can he turn back the clock?
The ATP Tour is currently in the middle of the clay court season. The clay court season, which is held every April and May, occupies a very important part of the season, including three 1000 series such as the Monte Carlo Masters, Madrid Open, and Rome Masters, and the Grand Slam French Open. In addition, since a lot of variables occur on clay courts, it is a great opportunity to earn ranking points for players with relatively low world rankings.
A large number of top-ranked players in the world are participating in the clay court, but somehow it feels empty. It is because of the absence of ‘Clay Emperor’ Rafael Nadal (Spain). After dropping out in the second round of the Australian Open in January this year, Nadal has been unable to compete due to a left hip injury. Carlos Alcaras (Spain), the ‘youngest world No.
Having struggled with injuries for most of his playing career, Nadal has had far more success than expected. In particular, at the French Open, which is the only one of the four Grand Slams held on clay courts, thanks to the forehand with an average rpm of 3200 and a maximum of 5500 on the clay court, where the bounce is slow and steel stamina is required, and the tireless stamina. He won 14 times, the highest record in the tournament, and wrote the formula ‘Clay Court = Nadal’. It is a huge disappointment to fans that Nadal, who has achieved such great achievements on clay courts, will not be seen on clay courts카지노사이트.
Nadal often posted pictures of his training on his social media and announced the prospect of returning, but it seems that he has not recovered the condition he wanted. Nadal’s world ranking, which disappeared from the court, also dropped from 2nd at the beginning of the season to 14th. It is the first time in 18 years that Nadal has been out of the top 10.
Having competed professionally since he was 15, Nadal has now competed at the highest level for more than half of his life. Nadal, who won his first Grand Slam title at the 2005 French Open at the age of 19, is expected to build an unchanging career this season, considering that he participated in all four Grand Slams last season and won the Australian Open and French Open. However, the longer-than-expected rehabilitation period has recently raised strong questions about the possibility of his retirement.
Nadal, now 36, turns 37 on the 3rd of next month. Nadal’s longtime rival Roger Federer (Switzerland) was 41 when he retired last year. However, while Federer continued to tour without major injuries, Nadal did not. Given the contrasting injury histories of the two, it’s hard to see that Nadal will last as long as Federer.
Nadal’s biggest goal right now is to return to the French Open and win the trophy. Perhaps, just as Pete Sampras (USA) retired after winning the US Open in 2002, Nadal may be thinking of a ‘glamorous retirement’ after winning the French Open. However, it is not easy to defeat young and energetic players such as Alkaras and Andrei Rublev (Russia) at the French Open, where the rally continues for a long time in less than perfect condition. In addition, Novak Djokovic (Serbia), who returned from an elbow injury, must also overcome. Nadal has already applied for the French Open.
An era in tennis is coming to an end as one of the greatest players in tennis history retires one after another. ‘Tennis Emperor’ Roger Federer and ‘Tennis Empress’ Serena Williams (USA) retired last year, and another icon may leave the court this season. Just as Federer suddenly retired last year, the French Open, where he built the most spectacular career of his career, could be the final stage for Nadal. Even if it’s not the French Open, it’s clear that there won’t be much time left to see Nadal on the court. The second Grand Slam French Open of the season will be held on the 22nd.