'That makes Rafael Nadal's game perform better', says expert

“Rafael Nadal’s game is better because of it,” says the expert

Rafael Nadal is having a simply fabulous season. The former world number one won two majors in 2022, the Australian Open and Roland Garros, losing just three matches in the first seven months of the year. Although he had to deal with leg pain, the Spanish phenomenon is still undefeated at Grand Slams (19:0).

The 36-year-old from Manacor was looking for his third Wimbledon title but was unable to play in the semi-finals against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal tear. Rafa has already started training intensively and next week he will be at the start of the Masters 1000 in Montreal.

His big goal is of course the US Open, a tournament he hasn’t played since 2019. Given the likely absence of Novak Djokovic, the Iberian will have a great chance to stretch further in the historic Grand Slam rankings. Over the years, the Mallorcan game has changed significantly.

Nadal is playing less physical tennis than at the beginning of his career, but this has not affected his results. During an interview with ‘Punto de Break’, Guillermo Perez emphasized the Big 3’s ability to evolve.

Perez reflects on Rafa Nadal

While interacting with Punto de Break, Perez observed how good players like Rafael Nadal developed their game but still maintained consistency. “The good guys keep winning; the good guys don’t just stay, they keep getting better because I would say right now Nadal is playing better tennis than before,” Perez said.

“Maybe he has less legs, less physicality, but he plays better tennis, so his game works better. In Nadal’s autobiography, Toni describes how his nephew was a well-behaved boy growing up. He said: “Respect for other people, for everyone regardless of who they might be or what they might do, is the starting point of everything.

It is unacceptable for people who have had it all in life to be rude to other people. No, the higher you are, the greater your obligation to treat people with respect”. Speaking about what he would have done if Nadal had been an ill-mannered boy, Toni said: “I would hate my nephew if he turned out differently, if he threw tantrums on the court, was rude to his opponents. the whole world is watching television.

Or, for that matter, being rude to the referees or the fans. I always say, and so do his parents, that it’s more important to be a good person than a good player.”

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