Rafael Nadal is enjoying a fantastic year. With just three games lost in the first seven months of the year, the former world number one won two major tournaments in 2022—the Australian Open and Roland Garros. The Spanish sensation is still unblemished in the Grand Slams while dealing with foot problems (19-0).
The 36-year-old from Manacor was vying for his third Wimbledon crown but was unable to compete against Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final because of an abdominal rupture. Rafa has already started working hard again and will compete in the Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal the following week.
His main objective is the US Open, which he hasn’t participated in since 2019. The Iberian will have a tremendous chance to rise even higher in the all-time Grand Slam rankings given Novak Djokovic‘s likely absence. The Majorcan game has seen tremendous alteration over time.
Although Nadal now plays less physically demanding tennis than he did at the start of his career, it hasn’t hampered his performance. Guillermo Perez emphasized the Big 3’s capacity for change in an interview with “Punto de Break.”
Perez considers Rafa Nadal.
Perez saw how top players like Rafael Nadal have improved his skills while keeping their consistency during a conversation with Punto de Break. Perez remarked, “The good guys keep winning; the good ones don’t only stay, they get better. Right now, Nadal plays better tennis than he did before.”
“Maybe he has less legs and is physically weaker, but he plays better tennis, which improves his game,” Toni mentions how his nephew was a well-behaved lad as a child in Nadal‘s autobiography. The foundation of everything, he asserted, is respect for others, for everyone, regardless of who they may be or what they may do.
It is unacceptable for persons who have achieved success in life to act rudely toward others. No, you have a stronger obligation to treat people with respect the higher up you are. Toni said, “I would have hated my nephew to have turned out any other way, to have performed tantrums on court, to have been churlish with his opponents, with the whole world watching on TV. ” When asked what he would have done if Nadal had been an unruly boy, Toni replied, “I would have done whatever I could to make him behave.
Or to be rude to the umpires or the spectators, for that matter. Being a decent person is more important than being a good player, I constantly say, and his parents agree.