Rafael Nadal is only on a temporary exile as the ‘King of clay’ will be back to reclaim his crown. Nadal will silence his detractors with a stunning comeback.
He has an extraordinary horoscope with ‘Planet-Z’ in the deepest exaltation in his first house of personality, making him a legend of the game. His weakly-placed Sun is responsible for the long history of injuries but his career is far from over. The current speculations about the stomach bug and his wobbly knees don’t really matter. The Spaniard will make a spectacular comeback in the next few months with some famous victories.
Saturn would get progressively into deep exaltation in the next two years and Rafa would only grow from strength to strength. He missed the London Olympics and couldn’t defend his title, but he will be back to defend the French Open crown. Despite missing the Australian Open in January 2013, expect the current world No 4 to be in the top three amongst the ‘Fab-four’. In 2014, he would even storm into the top two. The possibility of him reclaiming the No 1 ranking cannot be ruled out either.
The only player to win three consecutive Grand Slams in three different surfaces, Nadal will be at it again and win Grand Slams in surfaces other than clay too. The tennis great has a realistic chance of adding at least four more Grand Slams to his tally. However, he would never be able to better Roger Federer’s mark.
From 2015 onwards, the form of Nadal would plummet and his ageing body will give way too. He would drop the idea of playing at another Olympics and would retire as one of the greatest tennis players ever.
—Lobo is a city-based astrologer