Despite the great season, Rafael Nadal He also regrets some physical problems at the end of the season, a situation that would have allowed him to finish at the top of the world ranking. Rafael Nadal’s numbers throughout his career are extraordinary, obviously his numbers on clay are impressive, but Rafa has done well almost everywhere.
Rafael Nadal is the only tennis player in history to have achieved 22 Grand Slam title victories, won the Davis Cup and won the Olympic Games. The ATP Finals are the only real regret and the only thing Nadal has never won. Rafael Nadal had a great year, at the beginning of the season many had doubts about his physical condition and he denied it with one of the greatest returns in history.
The final in Australia saw him triumph over Daniil Medvedev after a great comeback, and led him to make history. An extraordinary year that also saw him win in Paris, ahead of Casper Ruud in the final and especially after the great revenge, the victory over his great rival Novak Djokovic during the tournament.
Spectacular numbers and an extraordinary year that, at one point in the season, even made us think of the Grand Slam. Physical problems blocked this and Rafa ended the season in the worst way.
Rafael Nadal, what a fact!
The Spanish better than Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal ended the season in the world Top 2, almost ending the final regret of not having surpassed Carlos Alcaraz, ending the season at the top of the Ranking. This result, however, brought a great record to the Spanish champion, the chance to once again surpass his long-time rival Roger Federer.
Rafa became the oldest tennis player in history to finish a season in the Top 2 of the ATP ranking, thus breaking Roger Federer’s record. Rafa finished the season at 36 years, 5 months and 18 days, and broke Roger Federer’s record from 2017, stuck at 36 years, 4 months and 23 days.
Nadal and Djokovic will be back on court for the upcoming 2023 Australian Open, with Nole due to be on court after the 2022 covid ban that followed the vaccine issue.