Rafa Nadal admits it will be ‘difficult’ to emulate Roger Federer feat in frank admission




Rafael Nadal has admitted that he thinks it is highly unlikely that he will emulate his long-time rival and good friend Roger Federer by playing professional tennis into his 40s. Federer retired earlier this year amid highly emotional scenes at the Laver Cup, and his absence has naturally led to fresh questions over when Nadal will also hang up his racket.





The Spaniard is now 36 and a half, yet is still among the very best players in the world, with the 22-time Grand Slam winner triumping in the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year.




However, he has also struggled with injury issues, and was forced to withdraw ahead of his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.




Nadal is currently in Turin ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals, where he will face Taylor Fritz in his first match on Sunday.




  • Speaking to reporters ahead of the tournament, he was asked whether he felt he had another few years left in the tank.

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