Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño, bronze medalist at the Olympic Games. of Tokyo, has declared today to EFE that he still has not had time to celebrate this achievement, and has assured that he feels that it is impossible to replace the figure of Rafael Nadal.
The Asturian made these statements at the end of the meeting held this morning with the president of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, which has lasted for more than an hour and with whom he has spoken, especially about Olympic participation, whose success he has confessed that he did not has been able to "celebrate" yet.
Carreño won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating the world number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, by two sets to one, 6-4, 6-7 and 6-3. "I obviously have a memory that I will never forget everything that was that week since I got there.
They were my first Olympics; you are enjoying every moment to the fullest, as if you were a child watching it on television, "he affirmed. For Carreño it has been an" incredible feeling ", which he has not yet been able to" fully assimilate and celebrate properly", although it is "something that it remains there for the story", aware that "there are not many."
Spanish tennis players who win the Olympic medal, so he feels that it is a luxury to belong to that "privileged" group Regarding the Davis Cup played recently, he has indicated that circumstances "have not wanted to help much" "We already had the loss of Rafa Nadal, which was very important; at the beginning of the week Roberto Bautista was injured, the last day before To begin with, we had Alcaraz's loss due to covid, which greatly limited the team, not only the quality but also the number of members," he has abounded.
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Rafael Nadal's accomplishments are far too many to list, but given his tremendous success on clay, it would be an understatement to say he has excelled on the surface. But in an old video, when a young Nadal was quizzed on his favorite surface to play on, he surprisingly did not mention the red dirt.
"I like playing on grass or indoor hard courts more than clay. Although I also like playing on clay." Wimbledon was also the Grand Slam that Nadal wanted to win the most as a kid, though he admitted that it is difficult to win there and a lot of hard work needs to be done first. "Wimbledon, but it's very difficult and you have to work a lot."