I am still hoping for a miracle that he can be healthy and play a little bit longer. But if he does not play any more match, I am also all right. He has given me so many pleasure, it is time for him to spend more time on his family.He won't play again. Mark my words. He effectively was done after FO last year as all those injections He took in the foot were going to take their toll.
The reality is He has effectively retired with the greatest career seen in men's tennis at the biggest events. Most Majors from the least amount played a totally dominant h2h against his great rivals at the Majors and the only one who got the Ollympic Gold. And he got the satisfaction if his last match v Djolovoc at a Major being a win which he didn't get against Roger.
Personally I'm delighted he has finally seen sense and I hope he doesn't play again as he has no need to play again. Farewell tours I think are tragic.
Sampras retired like a boss. Rafa hasn't done it as well but it's not far off as nobody will remember post FO 2022.
Thanks for the memories Rafa, no other player can give me such pleasure and excitement whenever I watch them play. I am going to miss his jumping up and down when warming up, precise passing shots, beautifully executed drop shots........... and his warm attitude towards his fans but these memories will forever be cemented in my heart.