Rafael Nadal has managed to win two Grand Slams this year, leaving everyone speechless for the umpteenth time. The Spanish phenomenon prevailed at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, reaching 22 Majors. An abdominal tear prevented him from playing the Wimbledon semifinal against Nick Kyrgios and conditioned him on his way to the US Open.
The 36-year-old from Manacor showed up in New York far from top form and left the stage already in the second round at the hands of Frances Tiafoe. The former world number 1 then flew to London for the last performance of his great rival Roger Federer, during which he was unable to hold back his tears.
The image of him and Roger holding hands went around the world in just a few seconds. On Saturday 8 October, Nadal and Xisca became parents for the first time. The Majorcan is expected to play the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy and the ATP Finals in the latter part of the season, and then play a series of performances in South America.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion will face Casper Ruud in Buenos Aires, Bogota, Quito, Belo Horizonte and Mexico City.
Uncle Toni speaks about Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal recently gave his views on his nephew’s new role as a parent.
“Rafael Nadal will do this totally normally. He’s not a special guy, as all footballers and many others do this. When he first has to go to Australia, it will be hard to be away, but in the end it is the price you have to pay,” Toni Nadal said.
Rafael Nadal, the 22-time Grand Slam champion, is one of the most celebrated players in the sport. He receives adoration from all around the world for his excellent performances on the tour and humble nature. Roger Federer, his biggest rival and best friend, marked the end of his in the event.
Therefore, to be by his side and provide him with emotional support, Nadal played alongside Federer. They locked horns with Team World’s American duo, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, and after dragging the match till the third set, incurred a 6-4 6-7(2) 9-11 defeat.
Rafael Nadal has organized an exhibition tour of South America and Mexico in late November. The World No. 2 will be joined by his protégé and World No. 3 Casper Ruud. “Well, let me think. Well, here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to play a rematch in Buenos Aires.”