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Rafael Nadal: ‘In the future I don’t want to be remembered as…’

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If on the one hand Novak Djokovic continues to grind wins and points in the ranking, on the other one of the other members of the Big Three, Rafael Nadal, has given up for the rest of 2021.

The physical problems of recent months do not allow him to return to the field in the short term to the Spanish champion, who underwent a treatment on his left foot just three days ago as he himself announced.

 

 

Rafael Nadal

The absence from the circuit will therefore not allow him to compete with Djokovic for the race to the twenty-first Slam of his career (nor with Federer, whose recovery times are completely unknown), but in the face of advancing age also a super athlete like he has to manage his body with a dropper if he wants to preserve its longevity.

In any case, for Nadal the conquest of titles around the world, which is also a reason of great prestige, is not a priority: his goal is rather to be an example for the youngest.

Nadal won a record 13th French Open title in Paris
The loss in the round of 16 in Washington to Lloyd Harris was the last game played by Rafael Nadal, who gave way to the South African in three sets.

The physical conditions with which he lived on the pitch, however, were nothing short of disastrous, so much so that his coach Carlos Moya claimed to have even seen him limp. From there the decision to renounce the US Open and the rest of the rest of 2021 (it will therefore also skip the ATP Finals).

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The Majorcan is not in a hurry to return, however, also because winning tournaments is not something for which he wishes to be remembered by tennis fans when he ends his career. Rather, his purpose is to be recognized as a role model: “Numerous tournaments have actually contacted me to enter the field (participate) – says Nadal -, but things are different than in the past.

To play I have to be ready both physically and mentally; none have unlimited batteries. When you are young you have a lot of energy, but now you have to make decisions that you sometimes don’t like and skip tournaments that you would like to play.

In the future I don’t want to be remembered as a tennis player with numerous titles but as the one who left a good example for boys and girls; he is my only target. If there is one thing I would like to be able to say that I did well, it is that I have transmitted positive things on and off the pitch, which makes me very satisfied,” concludes the Spaniard.

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Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal

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US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.

Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …

I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …

We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.

Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.

She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.

“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].

“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”

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Maria Sharapova Beautiful and Sexy on a Magazine! (PHOTOS INSIDE)

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Here are some sexy shots of Maria Sharapova. The Russian used some free time off the courts to be immortalized by Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine, before Wimbledon

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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche

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Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.

As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.

Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.

“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.

“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.

The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.

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