According to many analysts, 2023 could really be the last season of Rafael Nadalthe career of During his tour of presentations in South America, Rafa himself admitted that 2024 is too far for him. In 2024 it will be the Olympic Games in Paris, which promise to give emotions and unexpected turns.
The tennis tournament will take place at the Roland Garros stadium and Nadal might give it some thought. We remember that the Spaniard already won the gold medal, both in singles, in Beijing 2008, and in men’s doubles, in Rio 2016.
In the latest edition of Cope’s El Partidazo radio program, the president of the Spanish Olympic committee Alejandro Blanco reflected on Nadal’s eventual participation: «I sincerely hope that Rafa Nadal will participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, we will do everything possible to convince him «. .
If he goes, I’m sure he will win the gold medal.» In a brief interview with Diario de Mallorca, Toni Nadal analyzed Rafa’s prospects in detail: «Luckily, the foot treatment Rafael Nadal underwent after Roland Garros had the desired effects.
It was a crucial step for the rest of his career. Unfortunately, the abdominal injury prevented him from performing at his best in the second half of the season. I am convinced that 2023 will be a great year for Rafa. There will be 8-10 players fighting for the biggest titles.»
Dream or reality? In fact, Nadal could close his astonishing career in Paris with the last big event of his professional sports life.. In the beloved courtyards of the Bois de Boulogne. An opportunity, perhaps the last, to see the Spaniard on a tennis court.
Everything will depend on a single factor: his physical condition. If the body holds up, Rafa will be in the Olympic Games, he would never miss it. His mind of steel will do anything to be there.
Rafael Nadal makes fans dream: the Paris Olympics cannot be a utopia
Rafael Nadal is unanimously recognized as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
The Spanish champion, who recently completed 900 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, achieved memorable feats in 2022 despite the usual physical problems. In fact, the former world number 1 won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, leaving fans and pundits alike in awe.
Nobody expected two similar feats from Rafa, who had only played seven official tournaments in 2021 due to his foot injury. The Mallorcan’s performance dropped in the second half of 2022, also thanks to the abdominal tear he suffered at Wimbledon.
The 36-year-old from Manacor was unable to play in the Championships semifinal against Nick Kyrgios and arrived at the US Open in precarious condition, leaving the scene in the round of 16 at the hands of Frances Tiafoe.