In a session on Twitter, Holger Rune praised Rafael Nadal’s ability to fight regardless of his age and physical problems. Rune wrote: “Rafael Nadal wants to win every match, regardless of the fact that he is no longer young.
Also, his physique is quite worn out after all his years on tour. It’s really impressive.” The Norwegian also praised Novak Djokovic, who managed to snatch a set at the US Open 2021: “Nole is complete both as an athlete and as a tennis player, it was great to share the field with a legend like him.”
In a new interview -new with tennis.com, Marcos Baghdatis analyzed the impact of Big 3 on modern tennis: “Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated the circuit for a long time, without forgetting the great Andy Murray.
In my day, to win a Grand Slam you had to beat at least 1-2 of those monsters. There were so many talented guys who deserved to win a major. Tsonga, Monfils, Nishikori, Ferrer and Berdych come to mind.”
Rafael Nadal’s come back
Rafael Nadal has left everyone speechless in these early months of 2022.
The Spanish champion, who had played just seven official tournaments last year, literally blew the bank at the Australian Open. After surviving two real battles against Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini, the former world number 1 came back two sets behind Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Taking his second title at Melbourne Park, Rafa moved up to 21 Majors by beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings. The Majorcan also became the fourth man in history to have won all the Slams at least twice (along with Djokovic, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson).
The Manacor veteran sustained a stress fracture in his rib during the Indian Wells Masters 1000, a setback that forced him to miss his first rounds on his beloved clay court. According to the latest rumors, Nadal should come back in Madrid.