“If your body doesn’t work, you don’t work,” Judy Murray comments on Rafael Nadal’s potential comeback

Murray states that she is sure Nadal will continue to play in the future after going through recovery


“If your body doesn’t work, you don’t work,” Judy Murray comments on Rafael Nadal’s potential comeback

Rafael Nadal suffered from a severe hip injury during the 2023 Australian Open. The Spaniard, as a result, lost to Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets. He was previously in doubt about his participation in this week’s Indian Wells Open, but he pulled out of it as well as the Miami Open. Nadal is currently spending time recovering.

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Judy Murray, Andy Murray‘s mother and former coach, stated her opinion on Nadal’s physical condition and his ability to continue his career at the same level as before. Murray has been keeping track of the 22-time Grand Slam champion ever since he first played in the Under-12 with her elder son, Jamie.

The British said in a recent interview with CLAY, that she recognized a lot of her own kid in Nadal. She particularly mentioned his passion for the game and his intense focus on achieving his goals. Murray also expressed admiration for his ‘incredible’ competitiveness and called him an ‘incredible fighter’ as well.

Nadal sustained his recurrent hip injury this year, which has several implications. The Spaniard is on the cusp of falling out of the Top 10 after a record-breaking 18 years. This explains the extent of the player’s injury. In regard, Murray stated, “Still have that desire to go out there and compete, but at the end of the day you are relying on your body to be able to perform.”

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Rumors about the 36-year-old’s retirement are widely circulating. Rafa’s withdrawal from the Sunshine Double indicates that his physical health has yet to recover. Regardless of doubt, Murray explained, “Don’t have knowledge of his body…if he wants to do it, I´m sure he will continue to perform in a high level. But as you get older, if your body doesn’t work, you don’t work.”

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Rafael Nadal to end incredible 18-year Top 10 streak after Indian Wells

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Post Indian Wells, Rafael Nadal’s remarkable top-10 streak will come to an end. After nearly 18 years, the Spaniard will leave the group for the first time, setting a record that will remain indomitable for quite some time. Missing out on the Miami Open will also lead to the loss of some important points to remain at the top rankings.

Nadal has expressed his disappointment on social media for missing out on the ATP 1000 tournaments. Meanwhile, he is also focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Reportedly, he will make a comeback during the clay season, which starts in Monte Carlo. The clay master also aspires to add another French Open title to his collection.

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