Not in the mood: Nadal denies retirement rumors after 14th Roland-Garros title
After the historic 14th Roland-Garros victory, Rafael Nadal hinted that he was in no mood to retire and thanked the public support Philippe Chatrier.
World number five Nadal put on a dominating spectacle against Norway’s Casper Ruud to win the men’s singles final match 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 here at Court Philippe-Chatrier on Sunday to clinch his record 14th Roland crown -Garros and his 22nd Grand Slam title ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
As well as securing a record-breaking French Open crown, the 36-year-old Spaniard has also indicated that he is not going to retire anytime soon, denying rumors and speculation about his chronic foot injury problem during the campaign in Paris.
“I don’t know what can happen in the future. I will keep fighting to try and keep going. For me, it’s amazing to play here with incredible support from you,” Nadal said during a interview on the pitch after his victory. his 14th Roland-Garros crown.
Nadal thanked the public of Philippe Chattrier for pushing him throughout the Roland Garros tournament.
“For me personally, it’s very difficult to describe the feelings I have. It’s something I never believed, to be here at 36, to be competitive again, to play on the most important court in my career one more final,” he said. said.
“Especially in the very difficult times we’ve been through in terms of injuries, if you don’t have great support from the team, none of this would happen because I would have retired long before that.” , added Nadal.
Nadal has admitted he needs painkiller injections in his left foot before every match in Paris and will undergo treatment again in Spain.
“If it works out I will continue. Otherwise it will be another story and I will wonder if I am ready to do a major operation which may not guarantee that I will be competitive and which could take a long time to be back. .” he added.
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