Veteran Spanish star Rafael Nadal admitted that “if we can’t find a solution, it will become very difficult”, when talking about the chronic injury he suffers in his left foot after his Serbian rival Novak Djokovic was stripped on Tuesday of the French Tennis Championships Roland Garros title, and qualify for the semi-finals.
After the match, Nadal said: “Yes. I am very clear about that. I’m old (35) enough not to hide things. I don’t know what could happen after here, I have what I have on my feet. If we can’t find a solution, it becomes very difficult for me.
He continued, “That’s it.” I enjoy every day because I’m lucky to be here, without thinking too much about what might happen in the future. Of course I will continue to struggle to find a solution, but at the moment we do not have a solution. The past three and a half months haven’t been easy for me, that’s the only thing I can say.
He added: In Rome (I was cut from the final price in mid-May after suffering from severe pain in the foot), my doctor was not by my side. With the doctor here, you can do things to help. Now is not the time to talk about it, but I am doing everything I can to try to play this tournament in the best possible conditions. Honestly, I don’t know what could happen next.
Nadal, the 13-times champion in the semi-finals, will meet German Alexander Zverev in order to reserve a place in the final on Sunday.