ATP, Australian Open > Boris Becker alarmist about Nadal and the rest of his career: “His days are numbered”

Rafael Nadal has repeated several times that he is tired of talking about his future retirement. He wants to keep fighting despite the injuries. However, the various opinions of the consultants do not encourage optimism since the defeat of the Majorcan in the 2e Australian Open round against Mackenzie McDonald.

Marion Bartoli thinks the man with 22 Grand Slam titles will stop after Roland‐Garros wheras’Alex Corretja worries about his compatriot’s competitiveness in the Majors. At the microphone ofEurosportBoris Becker was also the author of a strong statement on this subject.

“While we have been talking about the generation change for a long time, Nadal arrived last year and won not only in Melbourne but also in Paris. The question was: Will he play until he is 40? I do not think so. Wednesday was already the first step towards his retirement. An injury like that is tough, and at that age it takes even longer to get back into shape. I hope and pray that he recovers quickly and that we will see him fresh and fit in Paris at the latest, but I think his days are numbered. »

Rafa, injured in the hip, will be out for 6 to 8 weeks.

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