Rafael Nadal: 'I feel terrible about what happened'

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Rafael Nadal: 'I feel terrible about what happened'

The round of 16 of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, the first Masters of this 2022, will be played between late today and the night. It has been a particular tournament so far, starting from the events of world number two Novak Djokovic: the Serbian champion was initially included in the board, but was then eliminated, due to the now well-known events at Covid-19 (Nole refuses to carry out the vaccine for the virus).

In addition to this, these first few days have seen many great surprises, first of all the elimination of the number one in the world (now no longer) Daniil Medvedev and those of the number 3 and 4 in the world Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

On the other hand, the great protagonist of this year continues, the twenty-one time Majorcan champion winner of Grand Slam titles Rafael Nadal, still unbeaten this season. Rafa's first match at Indian Wells made a lot of noise with the tennis player under 5 to 2 against Korda and still capable of making an extraordinary comeback (yet another of his career).

Now Rafa is the big favorite and will be one of the stars of the night. However, our greatest attention goes to the two Italian tennis players present in the tournament: Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner are still present in the Round of 16 and above all the Roman athlete, number one blue, has a great chance with a scoreboard that is anything but impossible.

Sinner will instead be the protagonist of probably the most interesting challenge of the day, the meeting with Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios.

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Rafael Nadal recently gave his two cents on the controversial heckling incident involving Naomi Osaka at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

"Even if it is terrible to hear that, we need to be prepared for it. We need to resist these kind of issues that can happen when you are exposed to the people," Nadal said. "[Just] as we like it a lot when people are supporting [us], when something like this happens, we need to accept it and move forward.

Nothing is perfect in this life. We need to be ready for adversities. The easy answer for me is that I feel terrible about what happened [to Naomi Osaka], that it should never happen again. But, in the real world, that happens, you know? We have, in my opinion, a great life," he said.

"We are very lucky people that we're able to enjoy amazing experiences because of our life, because we are tennis players. We make money."