Rafael Nadal did not hide his emotions after the clash with Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian defeated the Grand Master at the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome (1:6, 7:5, 6:2) and advanced to the quarter-finals.
Thursday night was a tough experience for Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard unexpectedly withdrew from the ATP tournament in Rome, where he defended the title he won a year earlier.
Denis Shapovalov from Canada turned out to be the victor over the outstanding tennis player. However, it wasn’t the defeat itself that led to a situation in which Nadal burst into tears.
The 35-year-old has been suffering from constant injuries for many years, which prevent him from competing at the highest level. However, the problem goes beyond the field of sports.
– I’m not injured, I’m a player living with injury. I’m lame Nadal admitted.
– There will be a moment when my little head decides she has had enough. I can’t live happily when I’m in constant pain – Added tennis player.
– I’m not talking about quitting tennis, I’m talking about my whole life. My head may not be able to take it – We can hear “COPE” on the radio.
– I take a handful of anti-inflammatory drugs in every training session. I wouldn’t be able to do it without her – Confessed champion of Spain.
Rafael Nadal has been competing on the courts since 2001. Since then, he has won 21 Grand Slam titles.
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