Rafael Nadal: ‘I’m going to have some doubts but…’

Rafael Nadal has been out for some time due to injury and his fans are eagerly awaiting his return. This year the tennis player had a problem with his foot, a relapse with Muller-Weiss syndrome in his left foot, a problem that struck him at the beginning of his career. Nadal is working hard to return and in view of next season and the Majorcan should officially return to the field for an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, towards the end of 2021, an event that will also feature other tennis players such as Casper Ruud, Denis Shapovalov and the other. returning Dominic Thiem. To Marca, Rafa held a virtual interview where he spoke not only about his conditions and his return to the field but also and above all about the vaccine situation, a problem that is creating a lot of controversy in view of the Australian Open 2022. Rafa this season has gone dry from Grand Slam tournaments and is very eager for revenge to try to conquer the twenty-first ‘Major’ Speaking to the newspaper, the Spanish champion spoke like this: “I understand and I can understand those who do not want to be vaccinated but I think it is a selfish attitude. We really suffered a lot, it’s true we don’t know 100% the effects of the vaccine but we have to trust the doctors.” Rafa has never stopped winning during his career and he also talked about the critical moments that every tennis player goes through: “When things go wrong the only thing to do is to analyze the reasons and find solutions. People think I’m always optimistic but that’s not the case and sometimes I really see things in a negative way. But this is part of the sport and can only help me get back to fighting. Future plans? My plan is to go back to Abu Dhabi and then I have to do a tournament before the Australian Open.”

Rafael Nadal on his road to recovery

In a candid one-on-one with former F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Rafael Nadal spoke about how to handle moments of self-doubt and other issues related to mental strength along with how he’s different from rival Novak Djokovic. “He’s maybe more a machine in terms of mentality, But I’m sure he has his doubts too. We have different characters. Both things are good, and you need to find your way. That’s my point of view. There’s no one way to have success, or to accomplish your dreams. There are different ways and you need to find your personal one.” The 35-year-old said that he knows what he has to do to make a comeback. Even with all the doubt, Nadal said that he’s confident of his chances if he’s able to play without any pain. “Of course, I’m going to have some doubts, but I know the process – I have been there plenty of times. It’s true that every time when you get older, it gets more difficult, but I’m very excited with the process, with the things that I have to do to try to be back. So even with the doubts, I am confident that if I am able to play without much pain, I will have my chances.”

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