- “I want to finish with something important in my life, which is having my first son, and trust that everything will turn out well” – Rafael Nadal on reuniting with his pregnant wife after US Open loss | sportskeeda.com
Speaking at his press conference afterward, the Mallorcan stressed that the last few months have been difficult for him, both physically due to his recurrent injuries and mentally due to the stress of his wife Maria Francisca Perello’s ongoing pregnancy situation.
“It’s been a few months a little difficult in every way, this is the reality. And from there [I want to], start again professionally speaking and, on a personal level, finish with something that is important in my life, which is having my first son and trust that everything will turn out well,” Nadal said.
- Nadal is out of the US Open, but Can Still Get to No.1 Next Week | tennisnow.com
Rafael Nadal’s loss to Frances Tiafoe in New York has opened the door for the No.1 ranking to be claimed by another man, but it won’t be easy.
Nadal can still climb back to No.1 after the US Open if neither Carlos Alcaraz nor Casper Ruud reach the final. But if one of them breaks through to their first US Open final, all bets are off.
Isn’t it a big risk changing his serve before a Grand Slam?
If we didn’t change his serve, there was a very high risk of relapse. You go to war with the weapons you have. It’s Rafa, it’s a Grand Slam. He also said that after losing in Cincinnati, that he would activate ‘Grand Slam mode’. Clearly, the first matches could have been better, but we’ll see what happens.
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