'I Don't Want To Close The Door': Nadal Refuses To Confirm That 2024 Roland Garros Is His Last

'I Don't Want To Close The Door': Nadal Refuses To Confirm That 2024 Roland Garros Is His Last

by Zachary Wimer

Rafael Nadal spoke ahead of the 2024 Roland Garros, hinting that this is likely his last Roland Garros, but he wasn't 100% sure about that.

Much of what the Spanish has said in recent weeks has been vague because, in reality, Nadal doesn't really have a good idea about how things could go. The situation is still very fluid, with many different options open, so he can't really say anything with much conviction.

One of the questions fans have ahead of this Roland Garros is whether this is truly the final time he will be in the French capital. Many think there is a good chance it isn't, even though Nadal declared earlier that it may be.

He said that it likely is his final Roland Garros, but he wouldn't put 100% conviction behind it, which is fair. He likely doesn't know himself, and that's why he can't say that it will be 100% one thing or the other.

"Is this my last Roland Garros? Probably yes, but I don't want to say 100%. I don’t want to close the door. This place is magical for me. I may say yes in a couple of months, but I feel better than a month and a half ago."

It will be very interesting to see what happens both at the event and in the coming weeks. He is facing Alexander Zverev in the first round, and that wouldn't be the ideal goodbye, losing in the first round.

"I am enjoying and feel competitive in training. I can play against anyone and I don't feel worse than others. That gives me hope. I progressed since Rome, especially in terms of movement."

"I can run without limitations now. I'm not anxious, I'm focused on trying to play. Maybe I will repeat the disaster of Rome but in my mind I’m going to give myself a chance to be competitive here. The answer will be on Monday."


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