Diego Schwartzman discussed his 2018 French Open quarterfinal defeat to Rafael Nadal in a GQ interview. When the weather delay occurred, the Argentine player had a set and a break advantage. “I intended to compete when I got on the court, but I was aware that Rafael Nadal was playing in the French Open.
Because of his strong commitment to the game and the fact that he was in the lead, I saw the chance to compete and believed I could win. When it started to rain, the ferocity subsided. It’s difficult to explain, but after those 20 minutes Rafael returned as I began to ponder more.
From playing the game, I “said Schwartzman. What kind of a role does the weather have in tennis? “You must be lucky. You cannot replace what you do on and off the field with luck. Only working produces it. Nobody wins or loses by chance.
That much is obvious.” According to Schwartzman, this is how his connection with his coach Juan Ignacio Chela started: “After nearly five years of working together, I parted ways with Sebastián Prieto, who is now Juan Martn del Potro’s coach, and I started to consider my options.
He taught me a lot, and I realized it would be hard to replace him, so I had to start acting confidently. I hired Juan Ignacio because I believed in his abilities and work ethic. I’ve been on this team for three years, and I recognize how fortunate I was to find people who resemble them.”
At the Canadian Open, Rafa will compete.
Rafael Nadal explains why he prefers to play tennis with his left hand in his book Rafael Nadal: My Story. He declared, “I’ve seen news reports claiming that Toni pushed me to play left-handed and did this to make me harder to play against.
It’s not true, though. It is a fabrication of the media. The fact is that I started playing when I was very young, and I used both hands to hold the racquet on the forehand and backhand because I wasn’t strong enough to hit the ball over the net.
He continued, “Then one day my uncle said, “You’ve had to adapt because there are no professional players who play with two hands and we’re not going to be the first ones.” So I did, and playing left-handed was something that I was naturally good at.
Why, I’m not sure. I write with my right hand, and I also use my right hand to play basketball, golf, and darts. However, I use my left foot to play football because it is much stronger than my right.