Despite Injury Setbacks, Rafael Nadal Eyes More Grand Slam Glory

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 | 0

14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal insists that he can add on more majors to his tally if he manages to keep injuries at bay.

The 30-year-old, who is known to have had an injury-marred career, suffered a major setback when his quest of winning a record tenth French Open title was shattered midway by a wrist injury. It also kept him out of action for another three months before he made a comeback at the Rio Olympics, despite not being wholly injury-free.

The extent of his injury was so much so, that many believed that the Spaniard will never be able to compete at the biggest stage, at the same level again. However, Nadal is raring to prove his critics wrong, provided that he remains in a good shape physically.

“I know I was ready this year to have strong results in Grand Slams. I get injury. I was unlucky.  But I feel competitive again.  I feel with the right motivation,” Yibada quoted Nadal, who won the men’s doubled gold in Rio alongside countryman Marc Lopez befre losing the bronze by a whiosker in singles.

He added: “And in this moment of my career, the most important thing is enjoy and be happy doing what I am doing.  I believe that I am going to keep having chances to win Grand Slams in the future if I am healthy. I have the right confidence that that can happen.”

Meanwhile, Nadal is currently gearing up for the upcoming US Open at this week’s Cincinnati Masters, where he is scheduled to open his campaign against Pablo Cuevas on Wednesday.


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