Will Rafael Nadal be still competing at 36 or 37 like Roger Federer? It's difficult to see it happening. Asked by Sky Sport during the Rome Open last week on who will be in the top-five rankings in five years, the Spaniard replied: 'I don't know, we will see.
There are many new and younger players and it's difficult to say. Will I be there? There is a big chance that in five years I will be the world no. 1 in fishing. Today there are (Alexander) Zverev, (Dominic) Thiem, (Denis) Shapovalov who is very strong, but many others will come.' Also in the past years, he was saying that would not compete after turning 30.
His coach Carlos Moya recently said that he sees Nadal playing until the age of 40, but at the moment the 31-year-old doesn't think so.