Rafael Nadal Slams Retirement Talks Ahead of Montreal Tournament

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 | 0


14-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal, has been going through a rough patch in his career. A win-loss record of 39-12 this year is certainly not what justifies someone like him. However, despite the slump in his form, the Spaniard is not thinking about retirement at all.

The 29-year-old Nadal, who is currently in Montreal for the ATP 1000 Coupe Rogers that kicked-off on Monday, stated that he will call a time on his career only when he doesn’t feel the thrill to compete out there on the tennis courts.

“For sure, there is more behind than in front in my career. I’m sure of that,” Nadal was quoted as saying by Sport24. “But I don’t think about retirement. Day by day is my way to work. In 2005, I was aged 19 and I’m sure that I won’t be playing tennis until 39.

“I have motivation to keep going so it’s difficult to think about not playing. But when it comes, I will know. When I wake up without motivation to improve, that will be the end. But until that day arrives, I’m here and enjoying it.”

Currently down to No. 9 in the world rankings, Nadal will look to reclaim his position at the top when he begins his quest for the Maters title against the winner of the first round battle between Sergiy Stakhovsky and Filip Peliwo.

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