Rafa Nadal after falling in second round of US Open A season marked by successes and injuries And the father-to-be, this Monday, assured that he will be back on track when he feels he is ready both professionally and personally.
“I want to return [a casa], I need to fix things, life, so I don’t know when I’m going to be back. I’m going to try to be mentally prepared. When I feel like I’m ready to compete again, I’ll be there.” he claimed.
At the age of 36, world number three Nadal has won the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Melbourne and Acapulco this season, but has also suffered injuries. (legs, ribs, abdomen).
On the other hand, his wife, Mary Chiska Perello is pregnant and was Admitted for an operation a few weeks ago by medical recommendation. The tennis player came out against the rumors last week and clarified that his wife is fine.
“More Important Things”
“I came out of the last Grand Slam of the season losing in the round of 16. As you can imagine, right now I find it difficult to clearly analyze what my future is going to be immediately,” he said on Monday to a question about his remaining schedule in 2022.
“I have to go home now, I have more important things to do than tennis,” he said on Monday. “Private life always comes before professional life.”
Nadal confirmed that he made “an effort” to get into the final Grand Slam of the course, stating that now It’s “Time to Build One” reset”.
“Some months have been a little rough by all means, that’s the reality. And from there, start speaking professionally again and on a personal level, end up with something that’s important in my life, which is I have my first child and I am sure everything will be alright.” He added.
With a stellar performance, world number 26 American Francis Tiafoe succeeds biggest win ever He made his debut on Monday by defeating Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3 in three hours and 34 minutes.
The loss marked the end of a cramped US Open participation for Nadal, which saw pain and two comebacks in the first and second rounds, as well as Ending his streak of 22 consecutive wins that he had achieved in Grand Slam matches (he retired before playing the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon).
Nadal congratulated Tiafo, acknowledged his opponent’s superiority in the round of 16 and insisted that He doesn’t like to “find excuses”.
“I’ve tried. I trained well last week, I was very happy with my preparation week. Then, at the competition level, maybe I need a little freshness, a little more shooting, a little more things that are difficult to explain, that they are intangible, and maybe A little more peace of mind” He reflected.
“Finally, the reality is quite simple: I didn’t play well. And you don’t need to win when you don’t play well.”