'I look forward to seeing Rafael Nadal play for...', says WTA star



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'I look forward to seeing Rafael Nadal play for...', says WTA star

Even before the undoubted technical characteristics that have made him one of the strongest players and the one with the most slams in history, one of the main characteristics of Rafael Nadal is certainly the extreme elegance that has always distinguished him.

Nadal, on and off the pitch, has never had enemies, but only opponents, who very often had to bow to the Spanish tennis player. Over the years, the Manacor champion has received one certificate of esteem after another from those who have had the opportunity to deal with him, both on the pitch and during meetings outside the court.

The last to testify the greatness of the 21 times slam champion was the former Cypriot tennis player Marcos Baghdatis who, in a speech to Tennis.com podcast, as quoted on We Love Tennis, defined himself as a fan of Nadal and his always impeccable attitude.

The former world number eight emphasized Nadal’s class and composure throughout his career. “I love Rafa's attitude, I think, for me, he is the best in everything. You never see him complain, he is always there, fighting and not throwing rackets.

He is so composed, so professional, he shows a lot of class on the pitch,” Baghdatis said. The former Cypriot tennis player then spoke of the domination, in the last twenty years, of the Big 3, who have "cannibalized" the circuit, leaving only the crumbs to the many talents who have shared their careers with them and who probably, in their absence , they would have won more.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a pretty impressive season so far, winning 20 out of 21 matches.

Nadal has won the Madrid Open five times

Ons Jabeur has heaped praise on Rafael Nadal, calling him an "amazing guy" on and off the court.

"It is a great inspiration, to see how many times he has won here, hopefully I can win at least one. He is an amazing guy both on and off the court and I look forward to seeing him play for several more years." Jabeur also said that she is delighted to be in Madrid and is working on improving her claycourt skills.

"I am delighted to be in Madrid. I like to play on clay. I have positive feelings, I feel like I am improving every day and I am much more confident”. Nadal has won the Madrid Open five times, in 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017. Last year, he reached the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Alexander Zverev.