Absent in Malaga with the Spanish team for the finals of the Davis Cup, Rafael Nadal has however returned to competition since last weekend as he participated in an amateur golf competition at home in Mallorca His 2022 season ended after his last match of the ATP Finals (victory against the future finalist Casper Ruud). It’s time to go home for a few days,” he said in a post-match conference, “and then I’m going to tour Latin America, a few matches. Even if they are exhibition matches, it will allow me to get in shape. Then I’ll go home and work on a good preparation for the beginning of next season”. No time to breathe. Rafa played Thursday night in Buenos Aires.
According to Danny Miche, Nadal signed with Fenix Entertainment, the leading entertainment company in Latin America. He flew with Casper Ruud to play in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia. In Buenos Aires, Rafa dominated the Norwegian 7-6, 6-2 before winning the doubles with Gabriela Sabatini 6-4 over Ruud and Gisela Dulko.
Before playing doubles with Gabriela Sabatini in Argentina, Rafa answered many questions in a press conference. He notably evoked a possible retirement. Not actuality for the moment. “I’m a pretty realistic person, the moment will come when it has to come, I’m ready for my next life outside of tennis, I don’t think it will be a problem, beyond the process of adapting to all the changes and assimilating things. I have many important things in my life that make me happy beyond tennis. Tennis has only been an important part of my life, but there are others that are just as important, if not more so. I don’t think my end is in the near future, not at all.”
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