“Chat About Nothing and Everything”: Rafael Nadal Catches Up With Friends While Recuperating From His Injury

Published 09/18/2021, 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)


Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has been a key name in this sport. Over the years, he has displayed high quality of tennis that seemed unparalleled. One can safely say there has never been a more dominant clay court player than him. 

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Recently, Rafael Nadal was spotted hanging out with his friends. In the picture, he can be seen sitting at a table along with a couple of friends, sipping on beer. He has been making the most of his time away from the Tour. Normally, with a packed schedule that he has, it’s difficult to make time for these activities with all the moving around. 

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Rafael Nadal of Spain with his coach Carlos Moya as he trains in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 29th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal played his last event in Washington 

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The 20-time Grand Slam winner has been on the sidelines since his stint in Washington. He has been dealing with a foot injury since the French Open earlier this season. Nonetheless, he has been recovering slowly but steadily.

While he gave a glimpse of what he’s up to, he posted a picture with the caption, Last summer days with friends… always nice to be surrounded by them, chat about nothing and everything. Just some fun times with my partners… 😉.”

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to the crowd after losing a match to Lloyd Harris of South Africa on Day 6 during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Reflecting on tennis, Nadal began his season in Melbourne but lost in the quarterfinal in an epic five-set thriller to Stefanos Tsitsipas. After that, he lost in the semifinal to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. He then skipped the Wimbledon Championships and the Tokyo Olympics.

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Later, he went to the North American region but returned as his foot hadn’t healed yet. He called off his current season and will look to come back fully fit for the next season. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon in 2022. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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