“Rafael Nadal is a complete player,” says Guillermo Perez.

“You have to be willing to sacrifice yourself if you want to become a professional or devote your life to anything. My profession has always come first, but that hasn’t stopped me from occasionally getting out with my pals and having a good time.

I act similarly to my peers, albeit less frequently.”

For the US season, Nadal is prepared.

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 Serbian’s likely absence will provide the Iberian a fantastic opportunity to advance in the all-time Grand Slam rankings.

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. Rafa will be the clear favorite for the US Open as well, particularly if Novak Djokovic decides to sit out the entire US season.