Tennis World React To Rafael Nadal Retirement Plan In 2024

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The professional Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has been ranked the world No. 14 in singles by the ATP and plans to retire in 2024.

Nadal has stepped back from the French Open for the first time in 19 years due to a chronic hip injury.

Rafael has maintained the top 10 of the ATP Rankings since 2005 and has won 112 of his 115 matches at the French Open.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (Source: Wikipedia)

He exclaimed, “I didn’t make the decision; my body made the decision,” it saddens the fans to see him leave like this.

Rafael, known as the ‘King of Clay,’ also adds that next year will be his last year, and he will be retiring in 2024.

Reaction Of Tennis World And His Fans

The retirement of tennis player Rafael Nadal has stormed the world, with many considering it the end of the ‘golden era.’

After Roger Federer and Serena William’s retirement discussion, Rafael is another player to take retirement in the coming years.

The Spanish fellow tennis player Carlos Alcaraz has responded in an immensely supportive way with his tweet.

Carlos said the news is heartbreaking and hopes for the return of the extraordinary champion to the tennis court.

During an interview, Daniil Medvedev, the tennis player, said, “We can argue about this, but hopefully, he can come back and play some more Slams as long as he can.”

On Rafael’s withdrawal from the French Open tournament, its director Amélie Mauresmo said she is “so disappointed” for Nadal.

Mauresmo adds that it’s heartbreaking to see Nadal’s pain and sadness after making such a hard decision.

Fans and fellow players devastated by the situation responded to Nadal’s retirement with empathy and hope, demonstrating their support and understanding.

Opinion Of Rafael Nadal

The world is in a storm as the retirement news of tennis player Rafael Nadal has taken it by surprise, considering it the end of the ‘golden era.’

Nadal opened up about taking some time off and hinting the 2024 season will “probably” be his last. 

He aims to compete at the highest level for his last year and to achieve victory for his glorious ending career.

Rafael Nadal Retirement Plan
Rafael Nadal Retirement Plan (Source: Daily Express)

According to the 22-time major champion and former World No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, the dramatic decision is part of the process of honesty with himself.

Although he did not address the exact retirement date during his announcement at a news conference in his tennis academy in Manacor, Spain.

Vandana Thapa
Vandana Thapa
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