Despite being the record holder of the Grand Slam tournaments won, Rafael Nadal still suffers from frequent injuries. A trend that was once again confirmed at the Australian Open when the Spaniard hit him in the hip was eliminated in the second round by Mackenzie McDonald (6-4, 6-4, 7-5). Physical faults that show Rafael Nadal would have been ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer had he not been betrayed by his body.
Rafael Nadal, shot in the hip, saw him Australian Open stop earlier than expected. The Spanish player could not prevent being eliminated in the second round if he went to the end of the match. mackenzie mcdonald (6-4, 6-4, 7-5). Mallorcan has often been blocked due to injuries. Grand Slam, five times to the point of giving up. Since the beginning of his career, rafael nadal He is affected by Müller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease that manifests itself in the scaphoid, one of the foot bones. He even admitted it at the age of 19, when he first won. Roland Garros He was told that he could no longer play due to his career. ” Then I was healed by an insole that changed the position of my foot but caused inflammation in my knees… “, added.
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Shot in the knee at the 2010 Australian Open
It was the right knee that forced him to withdraw from a tournament for the first time in his career. Grand Slam. like this year rafael nadal had comeAustralian Open As the defending champion of 2010. against Andy Murray He gave up in the third set of the quarterfinals. “ It was towards the end of the second set, similar to the problem I had last year. After that I refused, it was impossible to win the game. ‘, he later admitted.
2016, wrist pain at Roland-Garros
six years later, rafael nadal experienced his second abandonment Grand Slamthis time Roland Garros. After easy disposal Sam Groth (6-1, 6-1, 6-1) and Facundo Bagnis (6-3, 6-0, 6-3) did not qualify for the third round, where he had to face the Mallorcan national. Marcel Granollers. Uncomfortable with the pain in the wrist, rafael nadal admitted there was a problem what I had when I came and it got worse “.
2018, hip at the Australian Open
It was in 2018, after playing 3:52 in the quarterfinals against which he played. Martin Cilic that you finally said stop once againAustralian Open. Despite the physiotherapist’s intervention twice in the fourth set and before the fifth set starts, rafael nadalHe was hit in the thigh and hampered by his movements, losing in a tournament for the third time in his career. Grand Slam.
2018 still fell off the knee at the US Open
In the same year, the Spaniard was forced to retire twice. Grand Slam. After that’Australian Openher’US Open he is rafael nadal could not argue until the end. as they advanced to the semi-finals against Juan Martin Del Potro, could not push his right leg in the second set. Although she struggled for two hours, the pain eventually forced her to throw in the towel.
Abdominal tear at Wimbledon, 2022
to find your last leave rafael nadal during a tournament Grand Slamwe should go back to the last tournament Wimbledon. Despite his sore foot, he still managed to win. Roland Garros, for the 14th time in his career. This time, he was affected by the abdomen, and he was eaten by clenching his teeth. Taylor Fritz, before he lost the day before his semi-final. ” I had tummy problems for a week but I was able to control it. Yesterday was very painful. The small scar I had a few days ago had grown. I made this decision because I know I can’t win two more games. ‘ he had explained.