Rafael Nadal: I Don’t Know If I’ll Win Another Grand Slam [Video]
by Tom Gainey | December 10th, 2015, 10:27 am

Speaking in New Delhi during his stint with the IPTL, Rafael Nadal reiterated that 2015 what not his best season and that he’s not sure if he’ll ever win another Grand Slam.

“I don’t know when that will happen and I don’t know if that’s going to happen,” Nadal said about winning another Slam. “The only thing I know is I’m working very hard to try to get the opportunities.”

Nadal’s last Slam final came in his 2014 French Open win over Novak Djokovic. He hasn’t made a Slam semifinal since.

Nadal, though, was pleased with his improved form the last three months of the season.

Earlier in the week, Nadal talked about playing the IPTL:

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28 Comments for Rafael Nadal: I Don’t Know If I’ll Win Another Grand Slam [Video]

skeezer Says:

Click bait.

Okiegal Says:

Yippy Skippy……A Rafa thread! I’m not sure what click bait means?? Does it mean that cliques
from Rafa’s fan base will click on the thread and sing his praises?? If so, isn’t that what every fan base does? I have seen this term a few times and I was wondering what it means exactly??? Skeezer, help me out here! Thanking you in advance……….(The Okie not from Muskogee) :)

Valerie M Dean Says:

Dear Rafa,

Just reading your thoughts on your game. Congratulations you have made fantastic progress in spite of your past injuries. Please stay positive minded, BELIEVE you will win another grand slam. I will believe with you and for you. Blessings 💛

RZ Says:

@Okie – click bait means that the headline is written in such a way (think sensational) to compel the user to click on the link. Think of the videos or articles that say things like “and you won’t believe what happened” or “and what happened next was amazing.”

RZ Says:

^ If this post was truly click bait, the headline would be more like “Rafa talks grand slams and what he says would shock you!”

Okiegal Says:

@RZ…….Thank you very much! I really did not know. Appreciate you taking the time to explain this to me.

Okiegal Says:

I don’t know if he will either, but I do think he is working hard to improve his game. I wonder what part of his game he’s working on??

Giles Says:

Does anybody know what will happen tomorrow??

Ben Pronin Says:

The sun will rise, the breeze will blow, and my cat is gonna lick herself. 100% these will all happen tomorrow.

elina Says:

you guys I’m pretty sure that’s been his stock answer anytime he’s ever been asked that question during his career.

This is what qualifies as breaking news during silly season.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Well exactly Elina,who knows what the future will bring,Rafa can only do what he always does and thats to try his best?….

RZ Says:

Agreed Elina.
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rafa won a slam next year and I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t.

Chrisford1 Says:

Nadal’s season ended on a positive note for him. Fall is normally his worst time and he has to be happy with the level of improvement he showed. I believe his response to the same question was framed in the same way if asked at the end of his monster 2010 season. He doesn’t know the future.
Sometimes I really like Rafa’s simple direct answers. Queried about Fed’s coaching change and if he would follow suit, he just said he is not Roger Federer, he is Rafa Nadal. And his situation therefore is different.
For that matter, like Rafa, you won’t see Novak predicting 2016 victories. It’s presumptuous.

For the marquee events, it is simple truth that aside from the WTF, Rafa did badly. He gained under 1,000 points at Slams for the year. Finishing 9th. Behind both Tsonga and Gasquet in points at the 4 events.

Of course, the off-season means vacation and the unavoidable conditioning and training. Vika fans will be pleased she has lost weight and is working hard. The following pic is of course included only to show the level of her current fitness:


Lodhi Says:


Heartiest congratulations for being the first commenter on this thread.

jane Says:

i’m throwing my guess out there into the breeze that ben says will surely blow tomorrow: i think rafa will win another grand slam.

AndyMira Says:

Being a humble person,i guess that’s his standard answer..everytime he’s got major injuries..the question will arise whether he can win another slam..it’s happened for years..some even made bold prediction that he will stop playing at 28,29 because of his injuries and yet he’s always answered their question with bang..bag 14 slam when your body fragile and battered not to mention had to spent much of the time outside the court instead of inside..how’s cool is that?

Dave Says:

I really like Rafa’s response. It shows that he takes nothing for granted and I have always enjoyed his humble attitude. He isn’t one of my favorite players, but I do respect his attitude as a person and his outlook on the future and not jumping to far ahead of himself and taking things as they come.

tennisfansince76 Says:

@giles Jamie did thanks to his expertise in astrology. He hasn’t posted in a while though.

Tennis Vagabond Says:

Skeeze, every response after yours is wasted. Including mine. This is exactly what Humble Rafa has said between every Grabd Slam for over a decade.
(Of course, Novak and Roger would say the same if asked, but Rafa is the only one who will say it without being asked)

Humble Rafa Says:

I prepared for 3 hours before playing a kids exhibition in New Delhi. You never know with these kids, so I had to be extra careful.

As always, uncle Toni trolled the kids for 2 months analyzing their “game”, taking notes on weakness.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Tennis Vagabond no offence but im not really sure i understand your point sorry,just wondering what he or his fans are supposed to say??….

Gypsy Gal Says:

TFS76 @8.23pm December 10th,im quite shocked that he hasnt with Djokovic having the year he had,i thought he wouldve been here bragging,and trashing everyone else TBH….

Mr. Hockey Says:

Nadal needs some positive visualisation..

Giles Says:

Don’t know if any of you watched the IPTL Fedal match in Delhi yesterday. If you didn’t, you certainly missed out. The crowd was LOUD, the tennis was exciting and it was just an evening filled with emotion for these two legends. BTW Rafa won! 😜

Dave Says:

Nadal outplayed Federer and the score made it seem closer than it was. I will make my predictions for 2016 for the rankings(if there are no injuries)between Federer and Nadal. Nadal will end the year ranked higher than Federer. It actually seems obvious to me to be honest. Nadal is looking back to his old self and I don’t think it will be to hard for him to pass Federer next year.

Humble Rafa Says:

Real or exo, Humble rules his underlings. That’s all you need to know.

Michael Says:

Rafa definitely can. Incredibly he is still young despite all his achievements !!

But, he has to find a way out to tackle Novak who has the complete measure of him. His chance might come only when Novak by chance is eliminated early in the tournament.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Michael with all due respect you always say that and always have,not only about Rafa but every other player too,like somehow the tour revolves only around Novak,Rafa has beaten the guy before,and Novak is beatable believe it or not,no doubt ill be here though with my grovelling apology if/when i get it wrong though….

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