The French Open of this year will determine who ranks second in the world among active clay-court players. To find the rival to Roland Garros’ unquestioned Grandmaster. The 2023 French Open’s reputation suffered after an ailing Rafael Nadal withdrew from his favorite match, hinting that the following year would be his last on the tour. It was now more of a precursor to the King of Clay’s spectacular farewell in the 2024 edition.
For Nadal, Roland Garros would not just be about feeling the brilliant powdered red-brick surface under his feet one final time, as it is with most aging stalwarts considering retirement. He rarely departs Paris without the silverware carefully packed in his cabin luggage, so it might just be business as usual.
Nadal became the longest-serving event champion in history
For the first time since making his Grand Slam debut at the 2005 clay-court competition. The record holder with 14 victories won’t be there, during a news appearance at his tennis school in Manacor, Spain. While he did not want to set a specific date for his return to the tennis tour, he did say that he thought it would take many months.
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Play begins at Roland Garros in Paris on May 28. In 18 of his professional appearances in the French Open. Nadal has a 112-to-3 record. a degree of supremacy that no man or woman has ever attained in the lengthy history of a sport that dates back.
Nadal became the oldest champion in tournament history. When he took home the trophy last year at the age of 36 despite suffering from persistent foot problems. However, he added that he realizes he can’t keep trying to force his body back into match condition right now. Now he will give him a meaningful chance to come back next season in competitive form.