“I’m going to sue her” – When Rafael Nadal went to French Prime Minister Roselyne Bachelot

Rafael Nadal is a master at coming back from career-threatening injuries. Take this year’s example. After an injury-plagued 2021 season, the Spaniard managed one of the best comebacks in the sport, winning the Australian Open and French Open titles. Moreover, he produced some eye-catching performances to taste victory after being on the brink of defeat several times.

In March 2016, French Cabinet Minister Roselyne Bachelot accused Nadal of doping. She went on to say that his seven-month injury layoff in 2012 was due to a positive doping test. Subsequently, the Spaniard strongly responded to these accusations.

ADVERTISEMENT

The article continues below this advertisement

Rafael Nadal sued French Cabinet Minister Roselyne Bachelot over her allegations

During an interview at the BNP Paribas Open, Nadal admitted that he would sue the minister for false allegations against him. He further said: “I’ve heard comments like that a few times and that’s what. This will be the last one because I will be suing her. I’m tired of these things. In the past I would have let it go a few times, more times not. I know how hard I work to be here, to listen, I was hurt by comments from a person who should be serious because (this) was the minister of a great country and a great country like France. I’m going to sue her.”

DIVE DEEPER

‘Pretty disappointing’ – Ajla Tomljanovic hits out at media over questions about ex-boyfriend Nick Kyrgios after her quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon 2022

1 day ago

After this, Nadal filed defamation suit against Bachelot in Paris. Subsequently, Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay $11,800 in damages to Rafael Nadal. The former world number one revealed the donation of this amount to a non-governmental organization or foundation in France.

ADVERTISEMENT

The article continues below this advertisement

Nadal withdraws from 2022 Wimbledon Championships

Yesterday, the 22-time Grand Slam champion held a press conference where he announced his withdrawal from the ongoing grass court Grand Slam tournament. The former world number one suffered an abdominal injury during her quarterfinal win over Taylor Fritz.

March 19, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Rafael Nadal (ESP) reacts after missing a shot to beat Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in their semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

CHECK OUT THIS STORY: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and more in tennis’ greatest comebacks

ADVERTISEMENT

The article continues below this advertisement

As a result Nadal Nick Kyrgios has reached the final of the Wimbledon Championships 2022. He will face the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and Cameron Norrie in the clash at the top.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.