Rafael Nadal: Bit selfish to refuse to take vaccine

Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal thinks that refusing to take the jab is a “bit selfish” as he has urged others to believe in science and take the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“I understand that there are people who don’t want to be vaccinated, but I think it’s a lbit selfish. We have suffered a lot. We don’t know one hundred percent about the effects of vaccines, but we have to trust the doctors. What we do know is the effect of the virus if we are not vaccinated. It seems that we are currently the country least affected by the virus and I think it is because we have a large part of the population vaccinated,” Nadal told Marca, as revealed on We Love Tennis. 

Nadal, 35, recovering from a foot injury 

Nadal called it a season in August to focus on recovering from a foot issue. 

Recently, ESPN tennis expert Patrick McEnroe said Nadal would win up to three more French Open titles if he stays healthy. 

“If he stays healthy, he (Nadal) could end up winning one to three more French Opens,” ESPN analyst McEnroe said, per TENNIS magazine. “That’s a reasonable argument to make. It’s harder to make an argument that he can win multiple other majors at this point.”

Nadal is in the last stage of his career but he insists he is not afraid of the life without tennis. 

“I try not to think about my age as much as possible. I will retire when I don’t feel fresh physically and mentally. I also realize now how much I love tennis and I have a real privilege to play for such a long time. Afterwards, when my racket is put away, I will also devote more time to my foundation, which supports economically disadvantaged children. But the truth is, I am not at all afraid of life without tennis,” Nadal recently told Number Web. 

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