‘Rafael Nadal knows he can’t take this because…’ says analyst
Rafael Nadal had a dream start to the season, in which he reaffirmed that he is an absolute legend in modern sport. After winning the Australian Open and winning his first 20 matches played in 2022, the Spanish champion conquered Roland Garros for the 14th time in his career.
The former world number 1 arrived in Paris in precarious conditions, thanks to foot pain that has plagued him since 2005. Thanks to a series of infiltrations and the help of his doctor Cotorro, the 36-year-old from de Manacor managed to accomplish another memorable feat.
Triumphant at Porte d’Auteuil, Rafa climbed to 22 Slams, still overtaking Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings. In a few days we will find out whether or not the Mallorcan will participate in Wimbledon, which will start on Monday June 27 at Church Road.
Nadal has undergone further foot treatment in Barcelona, hoping to ease the pain and be able to continue playing. In the latest edition of her now famous podcast, Rennae Stubbs commented on Rafa’s exploit in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
Stubbs talks about Rafa Nadal
“You know just to see Rafael Nadal again, find a way, literally with a dead foot – I knew when he said he would bring his doctor to Roland Garros, I knew exactly what was going to happen.
I knew he would hit that foot with as much painkiller and anesthetic as he could, so he could operate on the tennis court and run,” Stubbs said, adding, “You know what he did. to win the tournament again is simply outrageous.”
The Aussie shed some light on what it meant for Nadal to put his ‘foot to sleep’ and the associated risks including a potential tear, ankle rolling or even a fracture. “Basically, putting his foot to sleep, thinking he has a problem with bone depletion and cutting the nerve so he can run on a tennis court without pain is just outrageous,” Stubb said.
“You hear it in his voice, he knows he can’t take this because when you put your foot to sleep you don’t have as much control over him and he’s probably afraid of tearing himself or getting knock over on his ankle or he might fracture his foot and he has no idea because he’s not in pain because he cushioned him so it’s just amazing,” she said. .