Rafael Nadal has admitted he felt ‘devastated’ after losing in the second round of the Australian Open. I can’t say I’m not devastated right now because he’s going to lie,” he said.
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal He made the comments after losing to the Americans in three sets (6-4, 6-4, 7-5) in the second round of the Australian Open this Wednesday. Mackenzie Macdonald who leaves after an injured play from the end of the second “Tired, sad and disappointed” of tournaments where he defended his crown.
“I can’t complain about my life. But when it comes to sports, injuries, and tough times, it’s a different story. I can’t say I’m not mentally broken right now because I would be lying. ” admitted at a press conference.
Nadal suffered this loss as a result of his disability and was eliminated at the first ‘Grand Slam’ of the 2023 season, the Australian Open, where he defended his title. After seeking treatment, he gave up the game instead of retiring, wanting to continue to the end despite the fact that he was visibly unable to play at 100%.
“It can be frustrating.It can be hard to accept.Sometimes I feel so tired because of this injury. I feel bad,” explained the Spaniard.
The 36-year-old (turning 37 in June) Spaniard delved into the fact that he suffered from physical ailments during his final ‘Grand Slam’. Now on your waist. “It’s clear. In the last three ‘Grand Slams’ I haven’t finished in good shape: Two abdominal ruptures, I don’t know what’s going to happen here with the hip joint,” he recalled.
“We can come here and put on a brave face and take things in. I will too. No,” the 22-time Grand Slam champion honestly said.
In that sense, he recognized it as a “difficult” moment for him. “But let’s see, hopefully it’s not bad at all. I really hope it doesn’t take me off the court for too long. It’s all the work we need to do to get back to a decent level,” he claimed.
Of the game, he explained that he tried to keep playing “without increasing the damage.” I was the defending champion here, so I didn’t want to retire. Ultimately this is the way to go. I missed. I congratulate my rival.” contributed to Nadal, who left the track to great applause from the public.