‘I have years left in me,’ insists Rafael Nadal as he dismisses talk of retirement plans

Rafael Nadal celebrates

Rafael Nadal has categorically dismissed any talk of retirement plans after reaching the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

The world number one has looked as good as he ever has this year, if not better, and breezed past Karan Khachanov in their semi-final on Saturday.

He will now face up-and-coming star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, but he insists that the increased influence on the ATP Tour of a the NextGen is not prompting him to think about making way.

“To win this match is important, it’s very important to be in the final of Toronto,” Nadal said.

“I’m motivated every day when I wake up, there is always something to improve.

“I want to stay around [in tennis] for as long as possible.

“It feels better when you are younger, but no complaints.

“Since 2005, I never imagine that I am going to have this kind of career that I am having.”