Rafa Nadal: Yes, I would like to be president of Real Madrid
Rafael Nadal has given his first major interview since he played his last match exactly eight months ago, at the Australian Open.
A few months later he announced that he would not play for the rest of the season. Now, a relaxed and healthy-looking Rafa chatted with Juanma Castano in front of the Movistar Plus+ cameras.
He hinted that his decision to step away from tennis in 2024 will depend on his physical condition...
Rafa points out that in recent months he has gone through different phases.
"The last time I spoke in public I didn't know I had to have surgery," Nadal told Movistar Plus+.
"Actually, I had problems since a year and a half ago when I injured my ribs playing against Alcaraz in Indian Wells, although in between I won another Roland Garros.
"Sometimes the results make up for the day-to-day pain."
The pain hasn't left him but now it's manageable.
"Sometimes my foot doesn't let me live in peace, it's hard for me to walk down the stairs, and that happens sometimes," Nadal said.