Tennis: Rafael Nadal’s French Open build

Tennis: Rafael Nadal’s French Open build

Rafael Nadal’s build-up to his final French Open season suffered crushing blows after he was knocked out in straight sets by Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Saturday (May 11). Nadal having made his way into the second round was outclassed 6-1, 6-3 and was only able to win four games in the defeat. The loss also means the Spaniard’s next match will be at the French Open where he is likely to make his final appearance having struggled with injuries for the last year. 

Nadal out of Italian Open

“The decision, as you can imagine, is not clear in my mind today. But if I have to say what’s my feeling and if my mind is closer one way or the other way, I going to say be in Roland Garros and try my best,” Nadal told reporters. 

“Physically I have some issues, but not probably yet enough to say not playing in the most important event of my tennis career. Let’s see what’s going on, how I feel myself mentally tomorrow, after tomorrow, and in one week.”

Aditya Pimpale

Aditya Pimpale is a respected journalist and lifelong sports fan who is widely regarded as one of India’s most trusted sources for accurate and up-to-date informa


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