Rafael Nadal says he’s not too concerned about being number one, and is happy where he is and plans on improving.
Professional tennis star and new dad Rafael Nadal shared his expectations from the performance at the final ATP tournament. The two-time finalist made it to the Green Group along with Kasper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz.
“I enjoy touring, and I haven’t been able to do that very often in the last few months. I’m happy to be here playing the last tournament of the season with other top 8 players. I need to practice more and improve my game, but I’m happy anyway. Furthermore, I will try to show my best and achieve my goals.
Of course, it won’t be easy, but I hope I can give myself a chance. I just need to train to the best of my ability, keep the right attitude and prepare for the start of the tournament on Sunday. There is a whole article about his career.
Basic data about the athlete
The love of sports is the merit of the father. He is a businessman and has spoken about athletes in general from an early age. The mother of the hero of our article was a housewife and was engaged in warmth in the house.
On the paternal side, Nadal passed to his uncle. His name was Tony. It was he who began to deal with the child from an early age.
Now Rafael Nadal ranking shows that the athlete is in second place. The tennis player began his professional career in 2001, and in 2002 he won the first match at the base of the ATP. In the same season, he won six ITF competitions, winning 20 fights in a row.
Raphael is left-handed and writes with his right hand. Initially, he preferred a two-handed backhand, but then, under the supervision of Uncle Tony, he changed the style of hitting. In 2016 he founded his own tennis academy in Mallorca.
An athlete’s opinion of himself and his work – quote
I give all my best in all tournaments. It doesn’t matter if I won it in the past or not. When I participate in a tennis tournament, I want to win, and I try my best to achieve this goal. Here I couldn’t do it, wasn’t good enough to make it. Therefore, you just need to accept it, and I am happy to give myself another chance at the age of 36 – something that was difficult for me to imagine many years ago, ”Nadal quotes.
The strongest opponents and upcoming matches
22-time Grand Slam champion, world number two, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal said that he considers former ATP ranking leader Serb Novak Djokovic his main rival. Djokovic has won 21 majors.
“My main rival is Novak Djokovic. After all, he is closest to me in terms of Grand Slam titles. And all this time that we play with each other, our whole history … Of all the players currently playing, the most dangerous opponent, without a doubt, is Novak, ”Sportkeeda quotes Nadal.
Djokovic and Nadal have played each other in 59 ATP matches. 30 meetings were won by Novak, 29 by Rafael. At the moment they are both preparing for the ATP Finals in Turin.