Rafael Nadal: 'When I see golf, I can sleep...'



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Rafael Nadal: 'When I see golf, I can sleep...'

World No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz believes Rafael Nadal has the best forehand on the Tour. Nadal, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has many great strengths in his game, but his right hand has always been one of his biggest assets. Hurkacz has never faced Nadal on the ATP Tour, but he still believes the Spaniard has the best forehand in the men's game.

In an interview with ELLE Man, Hurkacz was asked who has the best forehand on the Tour. "Rafa, his aggressive right puts a lot of pressure on the opponent," Hurkacz replied. "The first time I saw Nadal was on the Rafa Nadal Tour, it was a trophy ceremony and I could hardly exchange words with him," Alcaraz wrote for Eurosport.

"But then, the first time I spoke with him, I saw that he was a normal and ordinary boy, very close, it was very nice to be with him, if you did not know who Rafa is, you would say that he is a normal and ordinary person, I think that is what characterizes him, that he is close, humble and cheerful.

My coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, who plays a fundamental role in my career, does not like to be compared to Rafa, he tries to make me concentrate on myself, to be Carlos Alcaraz and not to try to look like anyone else. That helps me a lot.

"Nadal put a point to his season in August due to a foot injury and admitted that there are going to be some doubts about his return but he knows the process." Of course I'm going to have some doubts, but I know the process.

I've been there many times," Nadal said. “It is true that every time you get older it becomes more difficult [to recover] but I am very excited about the process and the things I have to do to try to come back.

So, even with doubts, I am sure that if I can play without much pain, I will have my chances."

Rafa Nadal is an avid golfer

Rafael Nadal recently shed some light on the keys to his on-court temperament, explaining why he never resorts to violent acts such as breaking rackets.

Nadal also revealed that he practices yoga, which helps him control his emotions both on and off the court. "I like to compete, but I always control myself on the track," Rafael Nadal said. "I have never lost my nerves or broken a racket.

I've never behaved like crazy. My philosophy is never to give up in sports. It happens to me the same when I play golf or soccer with my friends." Rafael Nadal is an avid golfer and a passionate fan of the sport. When he doesn't have any tennis commitments, he often spends his time playing golf or attending golf tournaments.

"I usually watch golf on television," Rafael Nadal said. "Sometimes, I sit on the sofa and it gives me the early morning. I usually go to bed late when I see golf, but at least, I can sleep 5 hours. It's a healthy pastime, rather than going for a drink out there."