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
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.