During a star-studded awards gala Monday night at the Italian Embassy in Madrid, Rafael Nadal was named the “Man of the Year” by the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair magazine.
The magazine said they chose Rafa not only for his French Open title but also for his brilliance, talent and intelligence.
Through google translation of the article, Nadal admitted to the magazine that he does not know how long he’ll play tennis.
“I do not know how long I will continue playing tennis,” he said. “Within 5 years I’ll be 31 and considering I started at 16 …. Maybe I stop now serve to lengthen my career a little more. Till me again knee problems at the end of Roland Garros, had been one of the best seasons of my life. I was able to win any competition. then have been difficult times.”
Nadal is currently rehabbing his left knee. Rafa, who has not played since Wimbledon, is hopeful of returning for the November season-ending Finals in London.
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