20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal revealed he went through “challenging four or five dayy” after testing positive for COVID-19.
Nadal tested positive for COVID-19 last month after returning home from Abu Dhabi.
“I have been going through very challenging times for four or five days,” Nadal said, per Tennis Majors. “They’ve been tough, and after that I felt so tired, and I had fever. I had to be on the bed for a couple of days without having the chance to move much because I was very sick with fever, and one of the toughest symptoms that I had in my life in terms of flu.
“Then I decided when my PCR was negative, I decided to come here as soon as possible because that’s in my opinion the better way mentally and physically to try to recover and to be ready and to adapt myself to the conditions here in Australia.”
Nadal fully vaccinated
Nadal has been fully vaccinated for quite some time and said it was a simple decision for him because he believes in science.
“From my point of view, the only thing that I can say is I believe in what the people who knows about medicine says, and if the people says that we need to get vaccinated, we need to get the vaccine. That’s my point of view,” Nadal explained.
“I feel everyone have to do whatever, whatever feels that is good for him. But there are rules, and if you don’t want to get the vaccine, then you can have some troubles. That’s the thing. Of course after a lot of people had been dying for two years, my feeling is with the vaccine is the only way to stop this pandemic. That’s what the people who understands about this says, and I am no one to create a different opinion.”