Rafa Nadal ends the 2021 season to recover

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Roland Garros praises Rafa Nadal with a statue CHRISTOPHE GUIBBAUD / FFT (FILE PHOTO) 5/27/2021

“I need to take some time, it is the way to go to try to recover well”

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal has announced this Friday that he is ending the remainder of the 2021 season to focus on “recovering well” his foot and the discomfort that has been weighing on his year, and that made him resign from Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

“Hello everyone: I wanted to inform you that unfortunately I have to end the 2021 season. Honestly, I have been suffering much more than I should with my foot for a year and I need to take some time,” he announced on his social networks.

Nadal claims to have agreed with his team and family. “This decision has been made and I think it is the way forward to try to recover and recover well. It is a year that I have missed things that matter to me a lot, like Wimbledon, such as the Olympics,” he lamented.

With this thoughtful decision, he will no longer take part in the US Open, the next Grand Slam. He resigns due to not being able to train and prepare at the desired level in this last year. “I have not been able to compete in the way that I really like to do it,” he acknowledged.

“In the end I come to the conclusion that what I need is time to recover, change a series of things, try to understand what the evolution of the foot has been in recent times. It is not a new injury, it is an injury that I have had since 2005 and that has not prevented me from developing my sports career during all these years, “he explained.

“Yes it is true that I have been a season that things are not going as they should, as we would all like, and it is time to make decisions, seek a slightly different type of treatment to find a solution to this problem, or at least that it improves in order to continue having options during the following years, “he added.

Despite this final point in 2021, he claimed to be “with the utmost enthusiasm” and a willingness to do “whatever it takes” to regain the best possible form and continue competing. “I am convinced that with the recovery of the foot and obviously a very important daily effort because this can be achieved,” he predicted.

“I’m going to work as hard as I can to make it happen. Thank you in advance for all the support, understanding and all your expressions of affection that are very important and even more so in difficult times like these. I promise you that what I am going to do is work. strong to try to continue enjoying this sport for a while longer. A big hug to all, “said goodbye in the statement.

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