At 36, Rafael Nadal still seems to be at the peak of his career. However, the Spaniard is well aware that his form is not the same as ten years ago and that he is slowly approaching retirement. If he has not yet revealed what he wants to do after his career, Grigor Dimitrov, the Bulgarian tennis player, has offered to train him!
More than a week before the big start of Wimbledon ! A month later Roland Garros, place at the English fortnight on grass. Winner of theAustralian Open and the Parisian Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal is among the favorites, alongside the inevitable Novak Djokovic. Even though the Serb has yet to win a major tournament this year (he couldn’t play theAustralian Open), he remains the first candidate for his succession to Wimbledon, on this lawn that he masters so much. To pay Nadal, the issue will be different. The Spaniard will try to widen the gap in the number of major tournaments won (he currently has 2 more than Djokovic and Federer), but also to get closer to his new goal: the calendar Grand Slam. And within his team, everyone believes in it. ” It is a realistic objective, for the moment he is the only one who can achieve it this year. It’s the first time in his career that he’s been able to get there, but we see it as something far away, he’s halfway there. So far, he’s not losing sleep over it. As a team, few things keep us up at night and this is not one of them. We have to take it little by little, it’s not something we talk about, it’s not a priority objective, although we are not going to give it up. “confided carlos moyahis trainer, in remarks relayed by We love tennis. At 36, Rafael Nadal could write, at Wimbledona new page in his immense career, he who is slowly approaching retirement.
Also our favorite part of it all: when Grigor was trying to recruit Rafa as a coach “But not before you retire in 10 years.” and Rafa said to Grigor “I am very dear” 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zu5AKQMBps
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Grigor Dimitrov wants to train with Rafael Nadal
But what about his post-career? For the moment, Rafael Nadal don’t think about it and remain above all focused on his state of form. In full Roland Garros, Francois Roigone of his coaches, was not really reassuring about his health: ” I would say that he is trying to play this Roland-Garros and then we will see. We’re not talking about retirement, but about trying to find something for his foot that might make things better. Probably not definitively solve the problem, but we are looking for a solution so that he can play with less pain “. For the moment, Nadal holds the shock. And if ever the Mallorcan has no idea of activities for his retirement, Grigor Dimitrov found him one… During a visio organized on the sidelines of Wimbledon, the Bulgarian tennis player made him a funny proposition. ” Hypothetically, you’re done with your career, say in ten years. I call you and I say: “Rafa, you can come with me for three tournaments on clay “, he loose in proposals relayed by We love tennis. With so much humor, Nadal replied that it would be “very expensive”. Nothing to scare Dimitrov who suggested he pay for two tournaments… and get the third for free! Request accepted by the Spaniard. ” Of course you know I’m here. I don’t know if I can help you but of course I will do everything I can to help you. But if you win the title, we’ll have a big party. That’s the only request I have », jokes Rafael Nadal. A coaching career, this is what the post-career of Nadal ? To be continued…