Rafa Nadal continues to believe in Roland Garros despite the injury


The technical team of Rafael Nadal will support and promote the race against the clock Rafael Nadal for finding another patch to cure the severe pain in his left foot that appeared in Madrid during the match in which he returned four match points from David Goffin and it could not bear to lose against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in Rome.

He warned Foro Italico that “the day will come when my head says enough” in the face of so much punishment. “Too many days of extreme pain. I enjoy what I do, but it gives me many days of sadness ”. However, the time has not yet come to say enough. the manacori, which will be 36 on June 3continues to believe that he will once again find the cure so that he can fight back properly Roland Garros, which starts on Week 22.

He is ready to face this challenge. “Let’s look ahead, my head is still ready to face the challenge. I still believe I will have my options next week. I just have to get my feet to allow me to play. I have confidence, I have seen positive things ”, he analyzed.

After a month and a half of vacation due to stress crack in his rib, he reappeared Madrid to get the competitive rhythm he thought he achieved in a great first set with Shapovalov. That 6-1 confirmed his athletic progress. “In the moment I’ve played at my best level since I came back, I won’t stop believing or fighting to create an opportunity for myself. In that I won’t fail, I’ll do it in the best possible way. In case there is a distant possibility, be prepared to fight it. I know how to do that, “he warned.

Looking for holding elements, he also mentioned before leaving the Roman capital, where he had won ten times, that “it would help me” to have a presence in Paris of his doctor, Angel Ruiz-Cotorro. An important figure in 2005 when it was discovered that the tennis player had suffered from a chronic and degenerative injury to the scaphoid of the left foot.

A malformation in that bone, which was “split in half”, remembered Nadal as one of the further fruits of trying to win the 2005 Madrid final in October and get back two sets against Croatian Ivan Ljubicic. Thus, the number of stress fractures suffered in 2004 while competing with Estoril.

Before the start of the current season Nadal had a conclave with all his relatives to study whether to hook the racket. Six months without playing and seeing no signs of improvement in the foot despite surgery in September. There was one last attempt, and he made his best start to the campaign by breaking the Grand Slam record (21) by winning his second Australian Open.

A reference to treating articulation and giving certain air to a Nadal facing his umpteenth hardest yet. He will give it his all. Until there was no way out and his head was held. Has not dropped into the top-10 since April 2005they were eighteen years in a row in the elite despite a long absence due to knee or foot as the main evil in his career.

He had to stop, study the possibilities with his Praetorian Guard and make decisions to try, once again, to make the (almost) impossible a reality.

Source: La Verdad


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