Rafael Nadal came close to retiring just weeks before Wimbledon - 'I don't fear that day'

Rafael Nadal has admitted that he came extremely close to calling quits on his tennis career in the build up to Wimbledon.

“A couple of weeks ago I was close to it [retirement],” Nadal said.

“Now I don’t feel that way. I don’t fear that day.

“I have a very happy life outside of tennis, even if tennis is a very big part of my life.”

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