'Rafael Nadal will leave a fabulous legacy for eternity', says expert

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'Rafael Nadal will leave a fabulous legacy for eternity', says expert

Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open for the second time just over a week ago. Fresh from a long injury layoff, the former world number 1 has completed the umpteenth feat of his extraordinary career. After surviving two bona fide battles against Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini, the Spanish phenom overcame Daniil Medvedev in the final.

When he seemed one step away from giving up, the Mallorcan found the energy to reverse the inertia of the challenge. Thanks to this success, the 35-year-old southpaw surpassed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to reach 21 Majors.

Rafa will try to stretch himself further at Roland Garros, where he will be the big favorite for victory. Thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated, "Nole" might not be able to defend his title in Paris. Nadal is registered in the ATP in Acapulco and in the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami, but has not yet confirmed his presence in these events after the Australian victories.

Nadal announced he will play at the Indian Wells Masters

In a recent column for Marca, Rafael Nadal's long-time physician, Dr. Angel Martin, showered praise on the Spaniard after his 2022 Australian Open triumph. "In Australia, we witness the triumph of bravery.

To the victory of an extraordinary guy who turns his enormous private sacrifices into a great public recognition. Rafa gives it all. To the limit. You cannot demand more than you demand of yourself. And Rafa cannot be asked for more," wrote Dr.

Martin. "He will go down in history as the ancient warriors of Troy, invincible, becoming an icon for society. He will leave a fabulous legacy for eternity," added the doctor. Dr. Martin also stressed that along with his coaching team and "Uncle Toni's lessons," Nadal has devised an "infallible formula" that allows him to finish on the winning side on most occasions.

"To his physical power and mental strength, he adds a perfect team: Marc, Sebastián, Carlos, Rafael, Costa, Benito and the lessons of uncle Toni. All this forms an extraordinary cocktail, an infallible formula with which he manages to ensure that those small details that make the difference between defeat and victory always fall on his side," mentioned Dr.

Martin. Recently, Rafael Nadal announced he will play at the Indian Wells Masters, also known as BNP Paribas Open after almost three years. Nadal last played at the Indian Wells back in 2019, where he withdrew from his match against Roger Federer in the semi-final.

Speaking about his comeback this year, Nadal is looking forward to it, as he said, “For me it will be even more special returning this year after missing the tournament in October. See you soon in the tennis (and golf) paradise, Indian Wells”.