Rafael Nadal: 'You end up in a circle of losing that...'
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Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek reveals that one of the reasons he admires Rafael Nadal so much is because fame and popularity have never changed him. Nadal is one of the best players in the history of tennis, but his teammates often describe him as a humble and very nice guy.
Swiatek, 20, grew up idolizing Nadal, and once he became a tennis player, he realized that his idol was actually a great person. "In the beginning, I was especially focused on my older sister, Agata. She sneaked me into tennis lessons.
I started playing for my father and for her. When I grew up a bit, Rafael Nadal became my great reference. I admire his work ethic and how success hasn't changed him, he's still a very nice and humble guy," Swiatek told Mujerhoy, quoted by Sportskeeda.
When asked about his relationship with Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza, Swiatek revealed that she likes them and praised Badosa for his promotion. In late 2021, Badosa won the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells.
Shortly after, Badosa broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career. "I like them very much and I have a great time when I train with them. I know Paula a little more than Garbiñe, because we have coincided more.
They are both very talented, aggressive players with a very strong mentality," said Swiatek. initiative.
Nadal has made an authoritative start to the 2022 season
Rafael Nadal's comeback after a month-long injury lay-off got off to the best start possible, as the Spaniard defeated Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1, 7-6(4) in the second round of the 2022 Madrid Masters.
"When you come back from a period of not playing, it's tough. For me, it's tough too. It's tricky and difficult. I think I have a good capacity to be humble enough to accept that things are not going to be perfect. From there onwards, you have to build your game," Nadal said.
"You have to build things from daily work, you have to know and accept that there are going to be errors and just look forward with excitement and determination. Whereas if you come back and you lose and you lose, you end up in a circle of losing that you don't get the rhythm of matches.
So the first matches are key. They have a really big value, and for me today's victory is really important for that reason," he added. Rafael Nadal had a hectic 2022 season, to begin with. With impressive performances, Nadal made it to the finals of all the tournaments he has played this season.