'Rafael Nadal will deploy his usual style of play and...', says top coach



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'Rafael Nadal will deploy his usual style of play and...', says top coach

Danish star Holger Rune has revealed that Rafael Nadal is the player he finds the most impressive. On Tuesday, former French Open junior champion Rune held a question and answer session on Twitter. One of the awards Rune received was to name the most impressive player.

Rune, who is enjoying the best ranking of his career, world number 72, explained that he is Nadal. "I think right now, Rafael Nadal because he finds this will to win in every match he's playing even though he's not quite young and his body has to suffer from many years on tour.

That's impressive." Rune said. Nadal, who suffered a rib stress fracture in Indian Wells, withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open. This Monday, Nadal returned to the training court. Toni Nadal revealed that the hope is that Nadal can play in Madrid, which starts on May 1.

"I think so. Rafa told me that he hoped to play in Madrid. There are 15 days left to see if everything evolves correctly and if he can be in very good shape. If not, it could be difficult for Roland-Garros, which is his main goal," Toni Nadal told RTVE.

Meanwhile, Rune is not the only one who finds Nadal impressive. Daniil Medvedev's strength and conditioning coach, Eric Hernandez recently explained why he finds Nadal impressive. "I focus a lot on the legs and the movement of the legs, because it is the most important thing for me.

It is not easy to hit someone [other than Daniil Medvedev] because, for me, he is perhaps the best when it comes to movement. on the court," Hernandez said on The Functional Tennis Podcast.

Rafael Nadal has been recovering from his injury

Speaking to the ATP Tennis Radio podcast, Hubert Hurkacz's coach Craig Boynton, said Rafael Nadal's ability to transition from defense to offense, as well as his topspin forehand and movement were the keys to his success on clay.

"Basically we will see how he is with his health and where he is, but normally, if you look at the prototypical clay courter back him in his day, I mean, if it was there, he would take it. If it is not there, he would just hit the forehand heavy to get the ball to the strike zone and now his opponent has to move back, let the ball drop so he is giving up space and time and then if he drops it short, Rafa or good clay courters will then be happy to take that time and space and get their opponent on the defense or push him back and hit the drop shot." Nadal is expected to return to action at the Madrid Masters.