Rafael Nadal has surpassed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to grab second place on the ATP rankings, trailing Carlos Alcaraz.
Rafael Nadal has experienced a combination of outstanding outcomes and a run of failures in 2022.
After missing a crucial half of the previous season, Nadal made an astonishing comeback early in the new campaign.
Winning 20 consecutive victories while winning the Australian Open for the first time in 13 years.
Rafa damaged a rib in Indian Wells and had to miss Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
The Spaniard struggled at Madrid and Rome, and he was in for more difficulties before Roland Garros.
Despite seven games won and his 22nd Major title secured, Rafa overcame foot pain and the best-of-five match in Paris by persevering.
Nadal had a serious abdomen injury at Wimbledon, suffering a seven-millimeter tear but still went on to win five games.
A little tennis break will be taken by Rafael Nadal
Rafa withdrew before the semi-finals following an exciting quarter-final battle against Taylor Fritz,
returning home and trying to recover in time for the US Open.
Although it decided to turn out, there was not much time for it, as Nadal fell to Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round.
Losing the chance to top the world rankings.
Rafa traveled to Mallorca to devote time with the family, who’ll be welcoming their first child in a few weeks.
On Friday, Nadal traveled to London to compete alongside Roger Federer in the Laver Cup.
The following day, he went back home, and for the ensuing few weeks, he didn’t have any commitments to participate.
Rafa is keen to welcome his first baby and put an abdominal ailment behind him prior to playing again.
“I have no plans to retire, but I had to admit that I almost made that decision in Paris this year. I thought Roland Garros might be my last tournament for the last three months.
My foot was not good and I hurt my stomach at Wimbledon and again in New York. Alongside these major setbacks, there were personal issues and issues.
Still, I don’t feel like thinking about retirement as things are not entirely lost.
I would like to recover physically in the coming weeks and see that everything is going well in my personal life; that is the priority.
I want to organize my life properly and stay calm in all senses, professionally, personally, and physically. After that I can start again,”
Rafael Nadal stated.
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