Despite the great season, Rafael Nadal also has regrets for some physical problems in the end of the season, a situation that would have allowed him to finish at the top of the world ranking.
Rafael Nadal’s numbers over the course of his career are extraordinary, obviously his numbers on clay are impressive but Rafa has done well almost everywhere. Rafael Nadal is the only tennis player in history to have achieved 22 Grand Slam title victories, won Davis Cup and won the Olympics.
The ATP Finals are the only real regret and the only thing that Nadal has never won. Rafael Nadal had a great year, at the beginning of the season many had doubts about his physical condition and he denied it with one of the greatest returns in history.
The final in Australia saw him triumph over Daniil Medvedev after a great comeback, and led him to make history. An extraordinary year that also saw him win in Paris, ahead of Casper Ruud in the final and especially after the great rematch, the victory over the great rival Novak Djokovic during the tournament.
Spectacular numbers and an extraordinary year that, at a certain point in the season, even made us think of the Grand Slam. Physical problems blocked this and Rafa finished the season in the worst way.
Rafael Nadal, what a data! The spanish better than Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal ended the season in the World Top 2, almost ending with the final regret of not having overtaken Carlos Alcaraz, ending the season at the top of the Ranking.
This result, however, brought a great record to the Spanish champion, the possibility of overcoming once again his long-time rival Roger Federer. Rafa became the oldest tennis player in history to finish a season in the Top 2 in the ATP ranking, thus breaking Roger Federer’s record.
Rafa ended the season at 36 years, 5 months and 18 days, and broke Roger Federer’s 2017 record, stuck at 36 years, 4 months and 23 days. Nadal and Djokovic will come back ont he court for the upcoming Australian Open 2023, with Nole which will be on the court after the 2022 covid-ban which followed the vaccine issue.