Rafael Nadal injured again, here's what happens

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Rafael Nadal injured again, here's what happens

Rafael Nadal took part in the last match of Roger Federer's career. The Spaniard and the Swiss played doubles together in the Laver Cup against Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who won the super-tiebreak after having canceled a match point.

The 36-year-old from Manacor burst into tears during Federer's retirement celebration, testifying to a deep and sincere friendship. After a fabulous first part of the season, enhanced by the triumphs at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, Rafa has returned to deal with physical problems.

A tear in the abs prevented him from competing in the Wimbledon semifinal against Nick Kyrgios. The 22-time Grand Slam champion had to give up the Canadian Open and didn't make it past the second round in Cincinnati. Presented at the US Open in precarious conditions, the Majorcan was defeated by a wild Tiafoe in the second round.

In a press conference after the doubles with Federer, Nadal admitted that he is not having an easy time.

Rafa's words

Nadal said: "I don't want to lie: I felt close to retiring at various times this season. I thought the Roland Garros 2022 would be my last tournament.

I had a myriad of physical troubles this year. The foot was a disaster in the first part of the season, even if I managed to win two Grand Slams. I got a tear in my abs at Wimbledon and then again in New York, as well as having some personal problems.

I'm not thinking about retiring at the moment, but I have to recover a bit of serenity in the next month to be able to play well again." The Spaniard's tears went around the world: "It's not good to hold back emotions.

It was the last match of one of the greatest athletes of all time. Roger Federer and I have created a very heated rivalry, but we still managed to build a good relationship. In the future we will be together again on a tennis court."