Rafael Nadal feels sad after losing to McDonald in Round 2 of Aus Open 2022
Unfortunately, Rafael Nadal lost in the second round of the Australian Open 2022 in straight sets against the American Mackenzie McDonald with a score of 6-4 6-4 7-5, and after the match, Rafael Nadal says emotional words after the loss against McDonald
This loss was very emotional for Rafael Nadal and He said so many things in his press conference,
and here is everything that Rafael Nadal said in his press conference:
Rafael Nadal says emotional words after the loss against McDonald
“Mackenzie was playing at a great level of tennis. A long time I was there, fighting, having my chances, but he was doing well,” said Nadal, praising his opponent before dissecting his own troubles.
“I was not doing that well. I’m tired to talk about [injuries]. I lost the match. That’s it. I tried till the end.”
“I tried to keep playing without increasing the damage. But I just wanted to finish the match,” continued the 36-year-old, who received a standing ovation from the crowd.”
“I didn’t want to retire, to be defending champion here. Better like this at the end. I lost. Congratulate the opponent.”Rafael Nadal says
“Just try your best till the end. Doesn’t matter the chances you have. That’s the philosophy of sport. That’s the essence of the sport by itself. I tried to follow that during all my tennis career.”
“It’s a very simple thing: I like what I do. I like playing tennis. I know it’s not forever.”
“You can imagine. I don’t need to talk and explain my feelings. In the end, you need to keep going,” maintained world No.2.
“Sometimes it’s frustrating. Sometimes it’s difficult to accept. Sometimes you feel super tired about all this stuff in terms of injuries.” Rafael Nadal says
“I can’t complain about my life at all. So just in terms of sports and in terms of injuries and tough moments, that’s another one. Just can’t say that I am not destroyed mentally at this time, because I will be lying.
“It’s hard for me. But let’s see, hopefully is nothing too bad. In the end, have been three positive weeks in terms of practice.
“So I really hope that that doesn’t put me out of the court for a long time, because then it’s tough to make all the recovery again, all the amount of work that you need to put together to come back at a decent level.”
“I went through this process too many times in my career, and I am ready to keep doing it, but that’s not easy, without a doubt.”
“It’s a very simple thing: I like what I do. I like playing tennis. I know it’s not forever. I like to feel competitive. I like to fight for the things that I have been fighting for almost half of my life or even more,” explained the Spaniard.
“When you do things that you like to do, at the end of the day, it’s not a sacrifice.”
Rafael Nadal will take rest for the next couple of weeks, and He is planning to play in ATP Dubai 2023 for the first time since an absence of more than 12 years,