On October 23, Beijing time, in an interview with foreign media El Periodico recently, Nadal admitted that he might be preparing to retire at this time next year, but considering his own performance at this stage, he felt "unlikely."
Nadal made a historic achievement at Roland Garros earlier this month. He won his 20th Grand Slam singles title, tying the men's tennis record held by Federer.
However, at the age of 34, Nadal admitted that he had begun to think about retirement: "I can guess when I will retire, who knows, maybe this time next year."
"You can’t predict the future. I don’t know what life will bring. Maybe something will happen, so I don’t know what I’m doing. Hope things won’t be like that! Of course, for me now, I think that ) It’s not possible, but I have to be prepared because things get very fast. Of course, I’m not afraid of that day, so I don’t want to think about it now. It clearly tells me that when I arrive (should retire) Time, I will feel it, I will realize it, I may no longer feel the passion to train, continuously improve, hit the goal, and stay competitive every morning. When that happens, that’s what I need It's time to quit, I need to do something more important than tennis." Nadal said.