Alexander Waske: “Rafael Nadal could end up like Boris Becker”

In a long interview, Alexandre Waske expressed all his concern for Rafael Nadal’s future. He explained: “The guys at my academy have doubts about Rafael Nadal’s future.

He played Roland Garros with an anesthetized foot and admitted that he had seriously thought about retiring at that time. We saw him walking on crutches a few days after winning in Paris. Ten days later he started preparing for Wimbledon.

Rafa wants to close on his terms. When it comes to his physical condition and his future, Boris Becker’s parable comes to mind. Nadal could have serious physical limitations in a few years, just like Boris did. The signals all point in that direction. Love for the game and addiction to competition are stronger than reason.”

The Spanish champion hopes to be able to dispel the taboo of the ATP Finals, one of the very few trophies he still lacks.

Rafa’s season: 2 Slams and some physical problem

Injuries have given Rafael Nadal no respite this year either. After winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros, the Spanish champion suffered a tear in his abs during Wimbledon.

The former world number 1 tried the miraculous recovery, but had to forfeit on the eve of the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios. That setback also affected his approach to the US Open, where he left the scene in the second round at the hands of a wild Frances Tiafoe.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion then traveled to London to say goodbye to his great rival Roger Federer, who said goodbye to tennis played at the Laver Cup. The Majorcan was unable to hold back tears during the ceremony in honor of Federer. of the deep and sincere bond that has been established between the two over the years.

On Saturday 8 October, Rafa and Xisca gave birth to their first child, to crowd their love.