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Rafael Nadal Bids Emotional Farewell at the Madrid Open

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Rafael Nadal looks to have made his final appearance at the Madrid Open, marking the end of an era in tennis.

The former world number one and five-time champion in Madrid bid an emotional farewell to the tournament following a straight-sets defeat to Jiri Lehecka.

At 37 years old, Nadal has hinted at retirement after the 2024 season, making this last appearance particularly significant.

Despite the loss, Nadal expressed gratitude and positivity, stating, “It was a very special week for me, very positive and very emotional.”

The Madrid Open paid tribute to Nadal’s illustrious career with a video tribute and a commemorative trophy, highlighting his remarkable achievements in the sport.

Nadal’s resolve and determination were evident in the match, but Lehecka ultimately secured the victory.

Looking ahead, Nadal remains confident as he prepares for the upcoming French Open, where he has been a 14-time champion.

His recent performances in Madrid have boosted his morale, signaling that he is ready to compete for one final time at Roland Garros set to commence on 26th May.

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