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Ferrer backs Nadal to bounce back

2016-12-19 10:28
Rafael Nadal (Getty)

Cape Town - David Ferrer is confident that Rafael Nadal will be a major contender in all the grand slams next year, provided he stays healthy.

Nadal has not won a grand slam since 2014 and struggled this year as well as he fell in the first round of the Australian Open, third round at Wimbledon and fourth round at the US Open. 

The Spaniard brought his season to an end early this year due to a wrist injury, but Ferrer believes that his compatriot still has what it takes to compete at the highest level. 

"He is still a top-10 player and has still chances to win Grand Slams," Ferrer said, as quoted by Tennis World. "This year in his best moment, he got injured. But why should he call it a career? 

"If the sport makes him happy, he can keep going in the good and bad way, it works like this: when things go well it's everything okay, but when they do not. 

"It's up to the sportsman to decide what to do. It's like if I say to any worker to stop doing his job because did not do it well. It's the same."

Nadal won two titles this season at the ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open. He also won a gold medal in the men’s doubles event at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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