Rafael Nadal said goodbye to the Australian Open after losing a five-set battle to Stefanos Tsitsipas. But before leaving Melbourne, the Spaniard offered another lesson after reflecting on his defeat in the quarterfinals. “I am not a man of excuses, I am fortunate, the only thing I can do is keep fighting,” said the man from Manacor. A few words that were applauded by everyone, even by Nick Kyrgios.
«I am not a boy who looks for excuses, I am not going to complain about what happened. I don’t consider myself an unfortunate person, no matter what injuries I’ve had, I consider myself a lucky person. The only thing I can do is continue, “he said. Rafael Nadal at the press conference after losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals. “I will continue to continue, I hope I have more opportunities, I will fight for it,” added the 20-time Grand Slams winner. A reflection collected by the organization of the Australian Open and that he shared with all his followers on Twitter under the comment “wise words.”
Quality 🙏🏽👑 https://t.co/YrjFABbDxq
– Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) February 17, 2021
Among the users who reacted to the statements of Rafael Nadal, This is quite an unexpected one, that of Nick kyrgios. The Australian tennis player is one of the most controversial on the circuit and whenever he can, he takes the opportunity to send some taunt to some of his teammates, including Nadal himself. It has not been like that this time. Kyrgios praised Nadal’s thought: “Quality,” he said, along with a clapping smiley and a crown.
Another cramp in the middle of the press conference
In addition to a good reading after his time at the Australian Open, Rafa Nadal also starred in an anecdote during the press conference. The Mallorcan suffered a cramp after the intense duel with the Greek tennis player and decided to momentarily abandon his appearance and then return.
«It has happened to me a pull…. After so many memes in New York I have preferred to leave, I have decided not to go to the ground and throw the whistle … It has hurt a lot more but I suppose I will have avoided something », joked Nadal without forgetting that time in New York he ended up getting under the table while suffering cramps during a press conference. Some images that were the subject of all kinds of memes …
😅 »After so many memes in New York…».
Nadal’s cramps are more than justified. What a duel he and Tsitsipas have given us in the #AusOpen. #NewsCome on pic.twitter.com/xv9eEEjnKM
– Tennis in Movistar + (@MovistarTenis) February 17, 2021