After the statement, Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz left a message for Rafael Nadal through his social networks.
The tennis world experienced a shock during the last hours Rafael Nadal confirmed it not playing at Roland Garros and he does not have a date to return to the track due to injury. In addition, he said that the 2024 season will be the last of his career. After that, many players left their messages of encouragement to the 14-time champion of the Paris tournament. The most visible words are words Carlos Alcarazwho chose his social networks to write to his compatriot.
«Good luck, Rafael! Very painful and sad for everyone that you can’t be at Roland Garros or play more this year, but I hope that 2024 will be a great season for you and that you can say goodbye what a great champion you are.Carlos wrote.
Good luck Rafael! Really painful and sad for everyone that you can’t be at Roland Garros or play more this year, but I hope that 2024 will be a great season for you and you can say goodbye like the great champion you are! @Rafael Nadal pic.twitter.com/KIfVSnRRS7
– Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) May 18, 2023
A short but interesting duel between Alcaraz and Nadal
Ever since it started being named Carlos Alcarazas he won tournaments, made huge leaps in the rankings, and was more and more surprising at his level, he was always compared Rafael Nadal. More so than tennis, the parallelism was related to the age at which both achieved feats in the sport. Although the other’s age (20 and 36) predicted that they will not face each other many times, they have given us some interesting encounters in the last two years.
The first time they met was at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open, where Rafa had no trouble winning 6-1, 6-2. In 2022, they were scheduled to clash twice: the first at Indian Wells, the second a rematch at La Caja Magica. In the American Masters 1000 series, Nadal won in a supersonic battle 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. However, Alcaraz got his revenge with a stunning victory in the quarterfinals of the Madrid event 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. So far, tennis has given us three duels between these two phenomena. We want you to give us one more before the Spanish Bull retires.