Garbine Muguruza ended 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 talked about her future goals and the future of Iberian tennis, even when a legend like Rafael Nadal will leave the world of tennis.
Muguruza agrees with tennis and has faith in young rising stars like Paula Badosa and Carlos Alcaraz, both authors of an excellent 2021. Badosa entered the Top-10 at the end of the year, climbing over 50 positions, while Alcaraz is the recent champion of the NextGen Atp Finals in Milan.
Here are her words: "After Nadal, Spain still has an excellent future. There are great guys like Carlos Alcaraz and Paula Badosa." Then the Spanish tennis player joked with her countryman and she claimed that she has something that Rafael Nadal does not have.
Garbine Muguruza: "I've something that Rafael Nadal hasn't!"
In fact, despite having won 20 Grand Slam titles, Nadal has never won a title at 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. She said: "My goal is to win the tournaments that I miss, in particular the two Grand Slam tournaments that I still have to win. This year I have picked up where I left off and I want to keep winning trophies so I will 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. " Muguruza's season ends here and now heads to 2022 to try to reach the victories that are missing and perhaps improve her WTA ranking.
As for Rafael Nadal, the Spanish champion said goodbye to this season prematurely due to a heavy foot injury and the tennis player will try to train in these weeks with the aim of returning to the court directly next season and being ready for the Australian Open 2022.