A legendary player once said, “I’ve never seen anyone like Rafael Nadal.”

Everything Rafael Nadal has accomplished so far this season has blown everyone away. The Spanish sensation has returned from an extended absence due to injury and won the first two Majors of 2022. The 36-year-old Majorcan won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, putting him ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam rankings.

By winning Wimbledon for the seventh time, the Serbian has closed the gap, but he still isn’t likely to travel to the United States to compete in the US Open. Similarly, Rafa’s abdominal tear prevented him from playing in the Wimbledon semi-final.

This week, the former world number one got back into training, and he’ll be back in Montreal the beginning of next month. The Iberian will be in Quebec from August 7-14, as confirmed by the Canadian Masters 1000’s director. The Majorcan hopes to return to the US Open in top form after missing it in 2019.

Nadal’s greatest talent was revealed by John McEnroe in an exclusive interview with the ‘Tennis365’ website.

McEnroe takes the first step in challenging Nadal.

In an exclusive interview with Tennis365, McEnroe remarked, “I’ve never seen anyone like Rafael Nadal.”

To think that Jimmy Connors gave it his all until I saw Rafael Nadal is absolutely insane. That is, without a doubt, his finest trait. I mean, we can all agree that he’s an incredible player. But the fact that he can continue to put forth that kind of effort game after game after game after game is something that many aspire to, but few actually achieve.

And yet, if nobody did it, everybody would. You could just tell Nick Kyrgios, “Go out and try; in no time at all, you’ll be No. 2 or No. 3 in the world.” I suppose he would do it if it were that simple. But you have to admit, you know it isn’t for him.

McEnroe also suggested that parents play a significant role in their child’s development as a player, despite his observation that some parents actually do more harm than good to their children. I try to convince the parents at my tennis center that their children need to attend school, but many of them have begun homeschooling instead.

They’re more than just lonely. A child shouldn’t have to deal with such intense pressure. My personal philosophy is to provide a safe environment for these youth and guide them through the challenges of independence, with the expectation that they will eventually learn to embrace these challenges and arrive at a point where they can put forth the necessary effort.