Rafael Nadal: “My mum focused her attention where…

The Greatest of All Time discussion being influenced by politics, according to coach Ivan Lendl, is a little disappointing. He wants Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to compete “fairly” for the title of GOAT. The 36-year-old Nadal has a record 22 Grand Slam victories, and Djokovic is second with 21.

Lendl contends it is unreasonable to anticipate another Grand Slam victory from 40-year-old Swiss Roger Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam tournaments. Djokovic has already missed the Australian Open this year, and he now faces the prospect of missing the US Open as well.

Djokovic cannot enter the United States as an unvaccinated foreigner since he has not received the COVID-19 vaccination. According to Eurosport, Lendl said to Nova TV, “That story is not ended yet.” “When all three of them say farewell, it will be over.

Roger appears to be out at the moment because he is the oldest and hasn’t played in a while. Everyone, fans, observers, and members of the tennis community find it intriguing to watch and follow.

My only disappointment is that politics is currently influencing the struggle slightly because of the vaccination controversy. I just hope that in 20 years we won’t view it through that lens and still be debating who is the greatest due to politics.

We’ll know the answer if Novak wins the most Grand Slam matches despite that, in my opinion.”

The Canadian Open won’t include Rafa Nadal.

Rafael Nadal was required to handle his schoolwork in addition to competing in competitions. The former World No. 1 has detailed how he balanced tennis and his studies in his autobiography, “Rafa: My Story.”

“My mother focused her enthusiasm and motivation on the areas where I was weaker, like my schoolwork,” he remarked. Due to this, after protecting me from Barcelona, my parents decided that when I was fifteen, I should follow my father and Toni’s example and enroll in a boarding school in Palma.

He continued, “Called the Balearic Sports School, it was customized to my needs—regular school lessons with plenty of tennis built in—and it was only an hour’s drive from home. I was unhappy there, though. My parents, especially my mother, were worried that all this tennis was ruining my academic career.

I was worried that the academics would interfere with my tennis career. My prospects of competing at the Wimbledon Junior Tournament and the Roland Garros tournament were both destroyed by them.