Rafael Nadal’s extreme sentimentality during the Laver Cup gets some input from Jan-Michael Gambill

Rafael Nadal, Six Sports

Rafael Nadal’s sentimental outburst following Roger Federer’s retirement, according to former American tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill,

Because he most likely began to consider the moment when he was going to declare it a career.

Nadal sobbed after pairing up with Federer in his farewell encounter.

“Rafa was so emotional. Part of it is the friendship they developed competing with him and the other side might be just seeing that the end is in sight for all these guys,”

On the Inside-in podcast from Tennis Network, Gambill stated.

“Not anytime soon hopefully but the Big-4 that were there know their own mortality when they see a guy like Roger who we have associated with the game so long and if he retires then,

unfortunately, it won’t be much longer for everybody to play at that level and age.”

Rafael Nadal is adamant about continuing

Nadal, 36, has struggled with ailments for the past 12 months. Nadal struggled with foot, rib, and abdominal problems this year.

He still loves the sport and will continue to play for as long as he can despite being 36 and frequently suffering from ailments.

“I would like to say goodbye on the court, that’s for sure. But you never know what the future may bring.

And, well, it is obvious that I have also had a very long career, that I feel the love and support of many people all over the world, but we will see how it will be,” Nadal stated.

“Right now I don’t think about it because when you already start thinking about it, it is because something doesn’t work in the day-to-day, right?

And although my body in recent times has not worked in my day-to-day, my head tells me that I still want this to continue and we will see until when.”

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