Rafael Nadal: "I don't know if it will be my last time in Australia"

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Rafael Nadal: "I don't know if it will be my last time in Australia"

Rafael Nadal has landed in Australia for the United Cup. The only stage before the down-under Grand Slam. The Spanish champion, defending champion, during the Media Day of the brand new team competition, however, tried to take stock of the last few weeks and what his ambitions are above all for the 2023 edition of the Australian Major.

Obviously without exempt from the sensations related to the tournament. Nadal explained: "Playing as a team is always different. Even though we are used to playing the Davis Cup and the BJK Cup so it's not an absolute novelty, but at the same time it's the first time we play a mixed competition.

I'm very excited to be able to share this experience with the rest of the team. I can't wait to see how things develop, especially in the next two days. Hopefully we can start well because the group is not trivial. The truth is that when you reach a certain age you never know when the last time will be in a place."

Rafael Nadal: "I don't know if it will be my last time in Australia"

"Honestly, I don't even like talking about it now.

As always I will try to push myself to have a chance to be competitive and to fight against everyone. That's my goal, I'm not thinking about whether or not it will be my last time in Australia. I'll try to play it, really, trying to create something special because I'm happy doing what I do.

In the first tournament I played as a father, without my son in tow, I lost in the first round. In the second, with him, I lost the first two games of the group stage and won the last one. I have to organize my life a bit like everyone else does, although obviously as a father it's different.

I am thrilled to be in Australia and hope to enjoy our month here. I can't wait to play this competition, I'll think match after match because I can't do otherwise. We'll see how far I go."

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