“Pain takes away my happiness”

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Great Grand Slam record holder in history with 21 titles, Rafael Nadal has suffered numerous injuries during his career. After having suffered the return of the Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Rome, the Spanish tennis player gave a nice slap.

“I am not injured, I am a player who lives with an injury. It is something that is there. My daily life is difficult. It’s hard for me to accept the situation, it can be frustrating sometimes,” said the 35-year-old Spaniard.

Nadal didn’t give up on the game, but his struggles and frustration during the game were clear. In the interval between the stitches, Nadal was clearly limping and making expressions of pain, with discomfort in his foot.

“It’s time to accept the situation and fight. I can’t say more now. It’s not something you can go back and deal with, that’s the downside. There will come a time when my head will say enough is enough. Because pain robs me of happiness, not only in tennis, but in life,” Nadal said.

The Spanish tennis player, famous as the king of Roland Garros, ended by talking about his daily difficulties. “It’s the reality. I live with a lot of daily anti-inflammatories to give me options to train.” After retirement in Rome, Nadal’s participation in the French Grand Slam now remains unknown. The Spaniard counts 13 incredible achievements at Roland Garros.

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