Rafael Nadal arrived at the US Open as one of the great candidates and hoping to win another Grand Slam trophy. As the tournament progressed, the Spaniard confirmed the sensations of the introduction. Until he met inspiring host Francis Tiafoe, who eliminated him 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3.
“I am quite happy to admit that he was much better than me.”Manakuri admitted, after the unexpected fall in front of the number 26 of the ATP. “no excuses”Vieira, who won the Australian title this season, and Roland Garros added. At Wimbledon he reached the semi-finals, but withdrew due to injury.
Specifically, the physical problems that punished him for some time cast doubt on what would happen to Rafa’s career. Indeed, before saying goodbye to the US Open, the athlete announced that he will take a break to meditate, but will take advantage of the time to engage with his beloved nets.
What did Nadal say after he was eliminated from the US Open?
Nadal and his wife, Miri Perella, will be parents for the first time soon. Therefore, Mallorca wants to enjoy this moment to the fullest. “Now I have to go home, I have more important things than tennis to attend to. Personal life always comes before professional life.He confessed.
In this sense, the 36-year-old athlete added: “When I can continue with my career as well and I’ll try to get back into training and do a little pre-season so I can finish the year in Europe on a good note.”doomed from New York, the venue for the competition.
When does Nadal play again?
Although Rafael Nadal announced that he would take a break to pay attention to private matters and did not specify the period in which he would be absent from the stadiums, the Spaniard agreed to commit. Vieira is expected to attend the Laver Cup on Friday 23 and Sunday 25 September
Nadal is part of the European team with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray (the famous Big 4), as well as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud. Meanwhile, the rest of the world includes characters such as Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Jack Sock, John Isner and Alex de Minaur.
Nadal No. 1 in the world?
Despite being eliminated in the second round of the US Open, Nadal could become the number one in the world. The Spaniard will replace the Russian Daniil Medvedev only if his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz or the Norwegian Casper Ruud do not reach the final at Flushing Meadows.