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“The 2024 season is possibly my last in tennis,” says Rafael Nadal

One of the main factors that excites most tennis fans for the 2024 season is the return of Nadal on the court. After a lot of training and hard work, the 22-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal, will finally play his first tennis tournament at the 2024 Brisbane Open. His last tennis tournament was the 2024 Australian Open, which was probably a year ago. But before his tennis return, he dropped a hint about his retirement.

The 22-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal, said,

“There is a chance that it will be my last year, without a doubt.”

Here is the complete statement:

“There is a chance that it will be my last year, without a doubt. There’s a chance that it may only be for half a year; it may be a full year; it’s possible that we may not be able to reach all that.”

This might be true, and Nadal is honest about his future in tennis. Tennis is a sport that requires a lot of strength and stamina, and the older the age, the more difficult it gets. More than game awareness and qualities, a tennis player is also required to be consistent. Every Top 20 ATP-ranked player plays at least 20 tournaments and gives their very best to win a title.

On the other hand, Nadal is currently 37 years old and will turn 38 before the 2024 Wimbledon. Injury might be a big factor, and whether he can compete against the young guns will only be known with time.

His last couple of outings before his exit from the sport were disappointing. Since the 2022 Wimbledon Championship, he has played only six tournaments. In those six tournaments, he played 13 games, won 7 games, and also lost 6 games. As a result, the 2024 season might be his last.

Fast facts about Rafael Nadal

  • Full name: Rafael Nadal Parera
  • Country: Spain
  • Date of Birth: June 3, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Turned Pro: 2001
  • Height: 1.85m (6 feet, 1 inch)
  • Prize Money: $134,640,719 (2nd all-time leader in prize money earners)
  • Coach: Carlos Moya, Marc Lopez, and Gustavo Marcaccio

Also Read: “Rafael Nadal is a very special player for me!” says Novak Djokovic

Stats

Division Wins Loses Win Percentage Highest Rank
Singles 1068 220 82.9% 1st
Doubles 138 75 64.8% 26th

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Career titles and Grand Slam titles

  • Singles career titles: 95 (5thmost in the Open era)
  • Doubles career titles: 11
  • Davis Cup: 5
  • Grand Slam: 22
Grand Slam Wins Years
Australian Open 2 2009, 2022
French Open 14 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
Wimbledon Open 2 2008, 2010
US Open 4 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019

Also Read: “My ultimate goal in tennis is to win 2 grand slams, one more than my dad,” says Sebastian Korda

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