Mauresmo shares a big worrying updates on Rafael Nadal’s future

Mauresmo shares big updates on Rafael Nadal’s future: “He changed his mind”

“We had organized a farewell ceremony. He himself had given us the OK for this homage, but then things rapidly changed. Rafa practiced in the days before the challenge with Sascha and realized that the training was going unexpectedly Well.”

The Roland Garros director Amelie Mauresmo shared a shocking news involving Rafael Nadal’s future, in an interview with Amazon Prime. Mauresmo described how the event board had organized a unique goodbye ceremony on the Philippe-Chatrier, at the end of the encounter between Nadal and Alexander Zverev, challenge won by the German tennis player in straight sets. But things happened differently, in a similar way to how they went in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. There was a brief talk between the Spanish champion and Mauresmo herself, with the Frenchwoman who sought to understand the objectives of the 14-time Parisian Slam winner.

Rafael Nadal

At that point Nadal would have decided not to hold any form of ceremony, possibly because the Spaniard saw huge gains in his physique and in his tennis, compared to Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Rome. Nadal would have notified to the organizers to stop any tribute: even in the press conference Rafa stated that he was not sure if he had played on Philippe-Chatrier for the last time.

Rafael Nadal
In the next weeks we will find out how the 37-year-old wants to continue his career; first of all by placing an Olympic Games medal in his sights which will be played in Paris. In short, a farewell that is anything but certain. The chances that Nadal will continue to play in 2025 are less remote than one may suppose.

Nadal, at the press conference after the match lost against Zverev explained:

“I’m a typical man who likes to do what he does. I like sports, competition, training and contests. I adore traveling with my wife and son. As long as I feel competitive, I will continue to play. I have to see if my level will rise. 2025? If I continue to be joyful day after day and my body responds well, I won’t close any doors. Logic tells me it’s incredibly difficult, but time will supply me with the answers. When I have a decision, I will communicate it definitively. I’ve been through some pretty hard times, my body has been a jungle the last few months where I couldn’t see the light. I kept the discipline to give myself the opportunity to be here. I suffered tremendously with my challenges. This was the first week I felt my body was ready to move without constraints, the first competition I thought I had any chance of winning.

I’m quite proud of what I’ve done and I don’t think I’ve gotten far from providing myself real possibilities to do something worthwhile. My match was positive, analyzing things in perspective. I made some blunders, but you can’t build a house in two days. I didn’t take advantage of some moments that may have changed the game owing to the lack of confidence that could show you the path at all times. I aim to arrive at the Olympics in good shape, but I will have the same problem: I will not be seeded and I will come without the match pace. If I can arrive in better physical shape with an extra month of training under my belt, I will participate with the hope of having fun and having some opportunities. After that appointment, I will evaluate how I am doing and make decisions regarding the future.”

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