Sport 'Rafa will win majors in 2018'

16:51  14 november  2017
16:51  14 november  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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" Rafa has a lot more majors and a lot more great tennis ahead of him," Greg Rusedski believes Rafael Nadal will hopefully be back stronger than ever in 2018 . "I think he's going to win majors next year, but the question is will he be ready for the Australian Open?

Three Reasons a WTA player will win more than one major in 2018 . ~ One word: Serena. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is set to return at the start of the year and has won 10 of the last 19 majors she’s played—an average of two in every four.

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"Rafa has a lot more majors and a lot more great tennis ahead of him," Greg Rusedski believes Rafael Nadal will hopefully be back stronger than ever in 2018.

Nadal quit the ATP Finals after a painful defeat by Belgium's David Goffin on Monday evening at London's O2 as his troublesome knee finally gave in.

The Spaniard is already assured of ending the year as world No 1 having won a 10th French Open title and the US Open.

But despite 75 singles titles in his illustrious career, including 16 Grand Slams and 30 Masters events, he has yet to triumph at the ATP Finals and has now pulled out of the season-ending tournament for the sixth time in 13 attempts due to injury.

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Early Prediction: TOP 8 YE 2018 . Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Rafa the King, Sep 28, 2017. Still, his level is still there and I pick him to win a major and master(s) and always a favourite in London. 4. ZVEREV, Young Z will take another step forward.

Three Reasons a WTA player will win more than one major in 2018 … ~ One word: Serena. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is set to return at the start of the year and has won 10 of the last 19 majors she’s played - an average of two in every four.

Sky Sports' analyst Rusedski could not understand why the 31-year-old "took risks" in order to play in London, but does feel he will be back winning Grand Slams next year.

"He made a commitment to this event, he said 'I'm going to try and play one match'. I think before this match, had it not been the ATP Finals, I don't even think he would have played," said former US Open finalist, Rusedski.

"So in Paris the injury was already pretty bad. Maybe he took some painkillers or got an injection and said, 'I'm going to play one match and that's it'. In retrospect you wonder whether that was the right decision.

"He knows what the treatments have to be to get this problem resolved, but at the end of the day you think to yourself, 'you're 31 years of age - do you want to take this risk?'

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Hoping Rafa can get Brisbane, Argentina , Brazil and Barcelona and Fed can win 4 majors and WTF. I hope Rafa can win AO and RG and manage to hold on to the #1 for the majority of the year or even finish 2018 as #1.

"He has accomplished everything in the sport apart from winning this event and then you see him grimacing like that. You wonder how much will this set him back for 2018? That's where Roger Federer looks at the crystal ball that little bit better."

And when asked my host Marcus Buckland whether or not he thinks Nadal can come back from this setback, Rusedski added: "Yes, I think he's going to win majors next year, but the question is will he be ready for the Australian Open? That's something I don't know.

"I think Rafa's still got a lot more majors and a lot more great tennis ahead of him."

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