Rafael Nadal: 'I Started Vomiting At The End Of...'

‘I started throwing up at the end of…’


In the stands of the Gallerie d’Italia, inside the majestic Piazza San Carlo, Rafael Nadal says that his son, born last October, is with him in Turin, where from next Sunday he will play the Nitto ATP Finals for the 11th time.

The Spaniard, who has a chance to end the year as No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for the sixth time in his career, is seeking the one major title he lacks that would cap off an unforgettable season.

“I arrived without rhythm, but in Paris I was playing well, winning sets and breaks against a good player like Tommy Paul,” the World No. 2, who dropped to first place at the Rolex Paris Masters, told ATPTour.com. “I am happy because I have been able to train and I come with the illusion of doing well.

If I didn’t believe I had options to fight for what I came for, I wouldn’t be here. I think I have my chances.» After spending several weeks without playing, Nadal returned to compete at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, saying goodbye in his debut against the American Paul in three sets, with an evident feeling of exhaustion.

“Nothing important happened to me,” the Spaniard confessed. “A long time without competing. I had a little stomach problem. I was nauseous at the end of the third set, I felt horrible, but I didn’t say anything because I didn’t give space, ”he added.

«I’m fine. A bad day and then I was able to go back to training normally with no problems.” “It is evident that in the last five months I have played very little”, she continued, the champion of 22 Grand Slam tournaments. .»

Rafa had a great season

As he passed through a press conference this Friday on the occasion of media day two days before his entry into the race at the Turin Masters, Rafael Nadal recounted his defeat against Tommy Paul, in the second round of the Masters 1000 Betting last week (6−3, 6−7(4), 1−6).

And the Spaniard revealed in particular that he had vomited at the end of the final round due to a stomach problem. “The truth is that he hadn’t competed for a long time and he had a little stomach problem, nothing more.

I started throwing up at the end of the third set, I had a stomachache, nothing more. That’s why I didn’t say anything either. There was no room for that and I’m fine. One bad day and then back to training.»

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