Australian Open 2023: Rafa Nadal: “I have noticed something in my hip, I cannot say that I am not mentally destroyed”


Rafael Nadal was upset for a new injury on a big stage like the Australian Open.

Les in. “I have noticed something in the hip and it is over. I had noticed something in the previous days but nothing like today. I have a history of hip problems that have forced me to undergo treatments in the past.”

Rafa Nadal says goodbye to Australia against McDonald with a hip injury

Sensations. “I’m tired and frustrated from being on the mend for much of my career. But I’ve always accepted it. I can’t say that I’m not mentally broken because I’d be lying. I can come here and say that life is fantastic and that You have to stay positive, but don’t do it now. It’s a hard day and time and I accept it because you have to keep going. At a sporting level, the At a sporting level, the glass fills up and there may be a moment when the water comes out of the outside”.

This is how Nadal was injured at the Australian Open

Les in. “It’s hard to say exactly what I have until I’ve had an MRI. I don’t know if the problem is in the muscle, if it’s in the cartilage… I hope it’s not something excessively bad that will keep me out for a long time. No it’s not just coming back but the time that passes until you get a decent level.”

Possible abandonment during the match. “I didn’t ask the physio if I had to retire because I know my body. I’m old enough to make my own decisions. I didn’t want to retire and leave the track because I was the defending champion here. What I’ve done is try to continue without hurt me more. I couldn’t run and I couldn’t hit the backhand either.”

Game. “It was complicated at first and then, in the second set, I felt closer and better understood the things I had to do. But now we can no longer say yes, yes, I don’t like to use that even in sport Not even in life. I’m out of the tournament and McDonald is in the third round. I congratulate him.”

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