Rafael Nadal yet to confirm if he will skip Wimbledon after report claims he will take time off after French Open
Rafael Nadal’s name remains on the Wimbledon entry list despite reports suggesting he will take a break from tennis after Sunday’s French Open final.
The 21-time Grand Slam winner reached a 14th Roland Garros final after Alexander Zverev was forced to retire from their semi-final clash on Friday when he turned his ankle during the latter stages of the second set. Nadal was leading 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 when the match came to a dramatic conclusion with the German slumping to the ground in agony.
Nadal will take on Casper Ruud in the showpiece match, but his plans for the rest of the season are up in the air as he has struggled with an injury.
His foot problem flared up during the Italian Open and he has on several occasions admitted that retirement might not be too far away.
On Friday, Spanish paper March revealed that “Rafael Nadal will take time off at the conclusion of Roland Garros” with other publications saying the 36-year-old will miss Wimbledon.
Nadal, himself, didn’t answer any questions about his immediate future on the Tour and is still in the official Wimbledon entry list.
“I was not very positive after that (in Rome) about my foot, but I was positive that I will be able to play here,” Nadal said during his post-match press conference.
“And here I am. I played, I fought, I did all the things possible to give myself at least a chance to be where I am and happy of course to be able to give myself another chance to play on Sunday here in the final of Roland Garros, no?
“If I am healthy enough to play, I like the competition… to play in the best stadiums of the world and … at my age (to) still (be) competitive.”
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