Garbiñe Muguruza finished the season in the best possible way, winning the WTA Finals in Guadalajara. The tennis player gave a long and interesting interview to El Partidazo de Cope, she spoke about her future goals and the future of Iberian tennis, even when a legend like Rafael Nadal leaves the world of tennis.
Muguruza agrees with tennis and has faith in young rising stars of the caliber of Paula Badosa and Carlos Alcaraz, both authors of an excellent 2021. Badosa entered the Top Ten at the end of the year, climbing more than 50 positions, while Alcaraz is the recent champion of the NextGen Atp Finals in Milan.
These are her words: "After Nadal, Spain still has an excellent future. There are great guys like Carlos Alcaraz and Paula Badosa." The Iberian tennis player joked with her compatriot and assured that she has something that Rafael Nadal does not have.
In fact, despite having won 20 Grand Slam titles, Nadal has never won a title in the ATP Finals, a tournament in which he has participated in ten editions. Muguruza also continued the interview by revealing her plans for the future: "My goal is to win the tournaments that I miss, in particular the two Grand Slam tournaments that I have yet to win.
This year I have picked up where I left off and I want to continue winning trophies to be even happier. The Wta Finals are a very special tournament, we are the first eight in the world to play and although it is less recognized than the Grand Slam tournaments, it really has a very important value."
Nadal suffered an unfortunate foot injury in 2021
Rafael Nadal suffered an unfortunate foot injury in 2021, which forced him to end his season after Washington Open. The 20-time Grand Slam champion played his last professional tennis match in August.
Just recently, the Spaniard gave some optimistic news about his comeback. However, Nadal is wary that it’s going to be a complicated process. Talking about his future goal, Rafael Nadal said, “My goal right now is to prepare myself in the best possible way in every way for when I am ready to arrive and be able to be competitive”.
However, the former World No. 1 is aware of the complex process. He added, ” I know it is going to be a complicated process because they are many months but I am with the utmost enthusiasm and that is what has to lead me to have options next year”. Despite his foot injury, Nadal seems to be enthusiastic about his return to the tennis court.