Rafa Nadal calls it season!

feetofclay

Semi-Pro
His foot condition is something of congenital issue and started to have pain as early as the age of 7, AFAIK.
the pain grew to an unbearable one at 17 and had to take a few months off.
A lot knee pains were supposed to have been induced by his foot where he corrected via an aggressive orthotics.
But his uncle mentioned it became more and more difficult to play on grass over the years.
So I'm afraid there might be some condition in his left foot have gotten worse over the years.
And maybe only solution now is a surgery, no?
Surgery isn't a solution if he wants to continue playing tennis.

 
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His foot condition is something of congenital issue and started to have pain as early as the age of 7, AFAIK.
the pain grew to an unbearable one at 17 and had to take a few months off.
A lot knee pains were supposed to have been induced by his foot where he corrected via an aggressive orthotics.
But his uncle mentioned it became more and more difficult to play on grass over the years.
So I'm afraid there might be some condition in his left foot have gotten worse over the years.
And maybe only solution now is a surgery, no?
It makes you wonder that if it wasn't for all his injuries throughout the years he would now be the undisputed GOAT.
 

liriel

Semi-Pro
It's sad but we can't live only with "what ifs". The most injury-prone out of the big 3 for sure and entered the scened with Fed still near his peak. He had a hard entry.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Nadal has been more healthy over the last 4 years than at any stage of his career, he's been a pro since 2001, that's 20 years of sprinting, grinding and fighting you know it's going to take it's toll.
 
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