Rafael Nadal's future in question due to foot injury after French Open win

The foot issue didn’t appear to bother Nadal in his straight-set victory over Ruud. But it was bothering him more than he let on, raising questions about whether he will play in England.

He said after the match he will try treatment to lessen the pain but acknowledged he may have to undergo surgery and eventually makea decision about what’s the next step in my future.

“Dit is duidelik dat, with the circumstances that I am playing, Ek kan nie, and I don’t want to keep going,” said Nadal, 36..

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Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final match against Norway's Casper Ruud in three sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Sunday, Junie 5, 2022.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning the final match against Norway’s Casper Ruud in three sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Sunday, Junie 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

He told the crowd at Roland Garros he will try to push through as long as possible

I don’t know what can happen in the future, but I’m going to keep fighting to try to keep going,” hy het gesê.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal lifts the trophy after winning the final match against Norway's Casper Ruud in three sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Sunday, Junie 5, 2022.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal lifts the trophy after winning the final match against Norway’s Casper Ruud in three sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0, at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Sunday, Junie 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Nadal moved to 14-0 in finals at Roland Garros en 112-3 overall in the tournament.

Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam titles are the most in the men’s division in the Open era. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic each have 20. Pete Sampras is third on the list met 14.

Algehele, Nadal has as many Grand Slam titles as Steffi Graf, wie gehad het 22 during her career. Margaret Court has 24 en Serena Williams has 23. Nadal has posted 82 consecutive wins on clay, the longest streak on any surface in the Open era.

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he defeats Norway's Casper Ruud in the final match of the French Open at Roland Garros stadium Sunday, Junie 5, 2022, in Paris. Nadal won 6-3, 6-3, 6-0.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts as he defeats Norway’s Casper Ruud in the final match of the French Open at Roland Garros stadium Sunday, Junie 5, 2022, in Paris. Nadal won 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

He’s now won five of the last six French Open tournaments. He lost to Djokovic in the semifinals in 2021.

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