While the win at Roland Garros was undoubtedly emphatic, Nadal revealed his career could be on the line should his latest bid to solve a chronic foot injury fail.
The 36-year-old confirmed he would be embarking on a new course of therapy as he looks to solve an issue which has haunted him for a long time.
The Spaniard also admitted that his plan of playing at Wimbledon rests on the outcome of the planned procedure.
Nadal leads the all-time men's grand slam winning charts, having won two more than rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
However, with Wimbledon just three weeks away, the player faces a race against time as he looks to make his first appearance at SW19 since 2019.
Should he overcome his injury worries, one man who expects Nadal to enjoy a successful Wimbledon campaign is former British number one, Tim Henman.
The former player told Eurosport: "If Nadal is healthy, which is a big challenge now with this foot injury, can he win Wimbledon? Absolutely.
"That is incredibly exciting. In terms of who is going to end up with the most amount of grand slams - a couple of years ago I would have said Djokovic for sure.
"But right now, with that little bit of distance, I think Nadal has got a great chance.
"It's going to be fascinating to see. You have got another opportunity in three weeks time, so fingers crossed. I so hope Rafa can be there on grass."
Wimbledon gets underway on Monday, June 27.