Paolo Bertolucci has once again expressed his admiration for the timeless strength of Rafael Nadal. The former Italian champion spoke beautifully to the Majorcan champion, who together with Carlos Alcaraz represents the present and the future of Spanish tennis.
Bertolucci wrote on the Gazzetta dello Sport column as: “The saying: when all seems lost, think of Nadal, perfectly describes the man and the player. ” Bertolucci fully exalted the athletic skills that Rafa has always shown since the beginning of his glorious career.
He then wrote: “Rafa is a superhero who has made athletic prowess his trademark. Moreover, with his extraordinary tactical intelligence and exemplary behavior, he embodies more than anyone else the will to win and self-denial at work.
For a phenomenon that has inevitably entered the home straight of an extraordinary career, Spain is now offering 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz.”
Toni Nadal: “Rafa does not think about the results of others”
2022 gave Rafael Nadal great satisfaction.
After a 2021 full of setbacks and closed prematurely, this year the Spaniard has put two Grand Slam titles on the board. The former world number 1 has in fact imposed himself at the Australian Open and the Roland Garros, proving for the umpteenth time that he is a living legend.
The comeback against Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne will remain etched in the memory of fans for a very long time, as well as the victory against Novak Djokovic in Paris. Interviewed by AS recently, Toni Nadal analyzed Rafa’s 2022 and denied that the rise of Carlos Alcaraz may have distracted his nephew.
Tone said: “Rafael Nadal doesn’t think at all about what other players are doing. Rafa has always played for himself, he doesn’t wonder what Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic are doing. My nephew accepts the results of other players and works hard to succeed.
to beat them.” Toni, however, said good words for Alcaraz: “In a few months, he has achieved what many players dream of winning in a whole career. His precocity record will be really difficult to beat. They had talked to me about him since he was 12-13 years old and I had first seen him play when he was 14-15.
He had immediately impressed me. He has arm speed and leg speed that are not common on the ATP Tour. We are talking about an extraordinary player, destined to do great things in the next few years.”