Rafael Nadal: "Foot injury? It's incurable"

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Rafael Nadal: "Foot injury? It's incurable"

After playing just seven official tournaments in 2021, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal stopped for a long time due to this important injury, which forced him to a long recovery and not have the opportunity to play prestigious events.

Upon his return, Rafa dominated the competitions in which he took part, also winning the Australian Open for the second time in his career and Roland Garros. His left foot stopped him, subjected several times to rather demanding medical treatments, such as infiltrations before each match.

At Wimbledon, the winner of 22 Grand Slam titles had to retire in the semifinals due to a physical problem and in the final part of the year he no longer had the right condition to compete at the highest levels.

Rafael Nadal: "Foot injury? It's incurable"

Rafael Nadal has returned to talk about it after several weeks.

In an interview with Marca, the Majorcan was asked about infiltrations: "The truth is that I did them many times after Wimbledon, because the injury is incurable and when the nerve starts to hurt you have to do it again. I have to thank Mario, my regular anesthetist in Barcelona, ​​​​and Dr.

Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro, who put me in touch with David Abejón, a pain unit specialist, to start a treatment that changed me drastically my career (eventually secondary) but my personal life. Now I'm much happier, other than winning or losing on the tennis court, because I was lame before.

I played tennis on a lot of anti-inflammatories but was lame all day. I thought I had to give up tennis because I had lost my vitality and was a sad person most days." Rafael Nadal is now ready to come back to start the 2023 season in the best possible way.

Rafa should defend the Australian Open title, and he will be one of the main stars of the much awaited Slam Down Under, with Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka.