“Hopefully, it ends as soon as possible!” Rafael Nadal Expresses Disbelief Over the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War

21 times grand slam champion Rafael Nadal speaks out on the ongoing Russia Ukraine war, hopes it ends as soon as possible.

Rafael Nadal on Ukraine-Russia war
Rafael Nadal on Ukraine-Russia war

The world is in disarray after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine, and many athletes have turned to social media and the court to show their support for the nation.

Russian missiles bombarded the capital and other regions of the country as Russian forces accelerated their assault in the early hours of Friday, according to the latest reports about the ongoing battle. As a result, some families were hurried to shelters.

As Russian troops advance into Ukraine, some athletes have begun to come out in support of the sovereign country. Ukrainian tennis players Elina Svitolina, Dayana Yastremska, and Marta Kostyuk are among them. Even high-profile tennis players spoke out about the war, including Rafael Nadal and former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka.

Rafael Nadal Expresses His Thoughts On the War

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

21-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal made a statement about the war. Nadal, who is currently playing at Mexican Open, defeated Tommy Paul in the quarterfinal in straight sets. After the match, he expressed his disbelief over what’s happening in the world right now and he hopes that it sees an end soon.

“I find it incredible that at this time of the 21st century, there is a war going on. I can’t understand it. Hopefully, it ends as soon as possible,” Nadal said in the press conference.

Rafael Nadal Faces Daniil Medvedev

rafael nadal vs daniil medvedev
rafael nadal vs daniil medvedev

The Spaniard will now be up against Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals on Saturday. This is one of the most awaited matches of this tournament. They will go head-on with each other for the second time in two months. The last time they played was at their first major of the year, the Australian Open in the final. The match went into a thrilling five-setter, and Nadal came out on top 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. He will once again have an edge over Medvedev but he will be wary of the Russian as he will want to avenge his heartbreaking Australian Open loss.

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