Rafael Nadal has won almost every major trophy or title in his more than two-decade-old career. He dominated the clay court tournaments as no one has ever done before him. This got him the acronym ‘The King Of Clay’.
As an essential part of The Big Three, he made tennis popular as a sport all around the world. He won 22 Grand Slam singles titles in his career. He also won gold medals in Olympic Games and the Davis Cup title five times over for his country, Spain. He is a champion.
But after the retirement of his long-time rival Roger Federer hanging up his boot, the question is being asked when Rafael Nadal is going to retire. The 36-year-old had a scare this year as he battled to get physically fit to come back to the tour this year. As he is looking to add a few more Grand Slam and ATP singles titles to his tally, he must be contemplating his own retirement.
Another great Novak Djokovic is still going strong. He is physically fit and has won the 2022 ATP Finals recently. He will be in Down Under to win the Australian Open for a record 10th time in his career in January 2023. Both great players are in the last leg of their careers. As the new generation is arriving to take the place of The Golden Generation players, it can speed up the retirement of the maestros.