During his press conference, Rafael Nadal gave an update on his nose injury after battling past Fabio Fognini in the second round at the US Open:
“It was just a strong hit. At the beginning I thought I broke the nose because it was a shock at the beginning, it was very painful.
“I lost little bit the – I don’t know how to say in English – but a little bit of the feeling of my head. It’s about being a little bit out of the world. I don’t know, seems like it is not broken. I am not sure yet. I don’t know. I think it’s getting bigger and bigger.”
“That’s just a shock, in some way I deserved it [for] playing that bad for a while (laughter). No, I’m joking.”
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With all injuries and problems Rafa still never gives up and continues to inspire me more and more.
A shock indeed!!! I am so thankful you are okay, Rafa.🙏🙏🙏
Take care❤️🩹 Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.😊 Vamos🍀💪
Vamos Rafa! ✌
You deserve one more US Open trophy! 🏆
Battle scarred, but victorious. Is there any part of Rafa’s body which hasn’t hasn’t been injured? Yet he’s still standing!
Congrats on the win, Rafa, bloodied nose and all!that was too dramatic when I re-entered
the room to see you on the ground😧we do not mean it when we say, “knock yourself out”! We can joke now-trust there are no after effects. Rest up, and recover. Stay healthy-RG awaits🍀❤️
I was dead tired and wanted to go to bed. It was the fourth set and I thought to myself that the only bad thing that could happen now would be a Rafa injury. Like Isabel Lee I had left the room. Not five seconds after thinking about the only bad thing that could happen I looked at the TV and saw Rafa lying flat on the court.
That woke me up. Rafa looked dazed and dizzy. But what a champ to close it out!
And again… The Humble (and sincerely meaning it) Award goes to…. Rafael Nadal. G.O.A.T. of all sport.
I know that feeling when you hit your nose