Paula Badosa explains what makes Rafael Nadal unique

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Paula Badosa explains what makes Rafael Nadal unique

World No. 8 Paula Badosa thinks Rafael Nadal is able to move people by playing tennis. Nadal, 35, is a 20-time Grand Slam champion and oine of the greatest tennis player of all time. Nadal is one of the most successful players in tennis history but also one of the most beloved players.

Badosa, 24, is now the second-best ranked Spanish player. "Rafa has one thing that, for me, makes him unique: he is able to move people by playing tennis," Badosa said during her appearance on El Larguero.

Badosa enjoyed a breakout 2021 season

Badosa captured her maiden Masters title this season in Indian Wells, made her debut at the WTA Finals and broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career.

"Goodbye to 2021... What a season, I had always dreamed about this moment of being among the best in the world. After a lot of hard work, I have achieved it and I'm very proud to have reached this point. I have lived many emotions this year and many new experiences.

Every day I'm learning and trying to improve to be 1 percent better as a person and athletes. Thanks to all the fans who follow me and support me unconditionally, I try to read all of you always," Badosa said in a note posted on her Twitter account.

Badosa hopes the experience gained in 2021 will help her going forward. "It was very new for me, all these situations, being in these rounds, playing in front of a lot of people. Everything was really big at the beginning of the season, having these results.

I think now I quite feel it's more normal and I'm getting used to it. I think that will help me for next year as well if I want to do big things," Badosa said, per the WTA website.