'Rafael Nadal's had big success there before', says top coach



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'Rafael Nadal's had big success there before', says top coach

Rafael Nadal gifted fans with a breathtaking view after a hike with his wife, María Francisca Perello. The Spaniard has been enjoying his life off the pitch as he supported Spain at Euro 2020 or captured beautiful sunsets around Mallorca.

However, fans won't have to wait any longer to see his favorite in action. For the first time, Nadal will head to Washington to play in the ATP 500 event. Until then, the former world No. 1 continues to spend her time walking around his hometown, capturing moments and memories with his wife, Xisca.

The Spaniard was generous enough to share the aesthetic vision with his fans, calling it “Hiking. Spectacular summer afternoons in Mallorca."

Darren Cahill opens up on Rafael Nadal

With back-to-back titles, the ‘wolf’ seems unstoppable right now.

However, Simona Halep’s coach, Darren Cahill, believes that there is only one man who can rain over the Serbian’s parade. “Rafael Nadal is going to try and stop Novak Djokovic in New York,” Cahill said.

In conversation with former American Tennis player, Patrick McEnroe, the two legends discuss who can be a roadblock to Novak Calendar-year Grand Slam. “You know that Rafa likes to play in New York. He likes the high bouncing conditions and he’s had big success there before as well.

So Rafa has taken a wild-card in Cincinnati, we’ll probably see him in Canada. He’s in Washington as well. He’s going to play some hard-court tennis, so he’s ready to be a big challenge in New York. We can’t wait for that with Novak going for the Grand Slam,” said Darren.

The Big 3 of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, along with Rod Laver, are the only male players in the Open Era to win at least four Major titles after turning 30. While Federer and Laver have won four apiece, Nadal has triumphed six times and Djokovic eight times since their respective 30th birthdays.

Since turning 30, Federer has reached the final of the Australian Open twice (2-0), Wimbledon five times (2-3) and the US Open once (0-1). Nadal, meanwhile, reached the final of the Australian Open twice (0-2), Roland Garros four times (4-0) and US Open twice (2-0).

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the all-time leaders, solo or joint, at all four Majors. Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title in 2017 to become the most successful male player in the history of the grasscourt Major. The Swiss broke a tie with William Renshaw and Pete Sampras for the most titles at the All England Club.