Nukkumaan - tolla polvella ei Nadal tästä selviä.
“I can’t say that I am happy because I am not. I will not lie you. But, yes, he’s a player that went through lot of issues during his career, like me,” Nadal said of Del Potro. “I know how much frustration can be when you can’t do the thing that you want to do. He knows very well. Happy for him that he’s able to be back at his top level. [I] wish him all the best. For him [it] will be huge if he’s able to win a Grand Slam again.”
"I had some issues during the tournament. Today at 2-all in the first I felt it again. I said to my box immediately that I felt something in the knee. After that, I was just trying to see if it could improve during the match. But no, it was not the day.
“I waited as much as I can. You could imagine it was very difficult for me to say goodbye before the match finish. But at some point you have to make a decision. It was so difficult for me to keep playing that way, having so much pain. It was not a tennis match at the end. It was just one player playing, the other one staying on the other side.”
“I cannot compare the knee with the other times because the pain is always very similar when I have it,” Nadal added. "The problem is this time it was something a little more aggressive because [I felt it] in one movement. It was not something progressive. So I don’t know what can happen in a couple of days or in a couple of weeks.
"It is tough, these moments, but at the same time I am going to keep working hard to have these opportunities. I know the things are going the right way. I am playing well. I am enjoying on court. I am having a lot of success. I am very competitive at the age of 32. I am here fighting for titles, fighting for the first position of the ATP Rankings.
“Last year was a fantastic year. This year has been a fantastic year until this moment. I lost four matches. Two of them I had to retire. The negative thing is that those two were in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of a Grand Slam. That’s frustrating.”