Nadal leaves the ball in the air: this Thursday he will confirm that he is not going to Roland Garros

Rafa Nadal, at 36 years old, has not fully recovered from the injuries he has been suffering from and that have marked his legendary sports career in recent years. After announcing on May 5 that the Masters 1,000 in Rome was lost, another bad news related to his participation in Roland Garros, his star tournament, could be confirmed this Thursday.

After leaking his absence in the Parisian tournament, which will be held between May 22 and June 11, the best tennis player of all time will give a press conference this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to clarify point by point if he plays or not the championship. Nadal, the king of clay, is the tennis player who has lifted this Grand Slam the most times, a total of 14.

As his friend Roger Federer anticipated, his absence would be a great setback for the world of tennis: “It would be brutal if Nadal did not go to Roland Garros. It would be very hard for tennis if Rafa was not there. I still hope he goes. I saw that he resigned to Rome, so I wish him the best.”

Everything seems to indicate that this year he will not be able to be at his big date. Be that as it may, his wife, Xisca Perelló, is always supporting him by his side, who mourned the death of his father, Miquel Perelló, less than a month ago. Nadal will offer the long-awaited press conference from the Rafa Nadal Academy by MoviStar, in his native Manacor, where he is surrounded by all his family.

After becoming a first-time father last October, it is not unreasonable to think that we are facing the legendary athlete’s goodbye, who will arrive sooner or later. Sport, together with his family, has always been his great priority, but since the birth of little Rafa, all attention goes first to the child.

Injuries in recent years have marked the end of his sports career. Currently, he is ranked 14th in the ATP. As we said, he already resigned from the Rome Masters. He did it to get ready for Roland Garros. This season they have also missed the Conde Godó and the Mutua Madrid Open.