Rafael Nadal: 'Being in a competition generates a lot of...'



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Rafael Nadal: 'Being in a competition generates a lot of...'

There is less than a week left for the long-awaited start of Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam competition of the 2022 season. The best tennis players in the world are ready to fight for the coveted title at the Parisian tournament.

From the level expressed in the Foro Italico, the number one favorite seems to be without a doubt the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who has regained his optimal form after a bad period. Daniil Medvedev will arrive in France after Geneva, but it is well known how difficult it is for him to play on this type of surface.

Tsitsipas and Zverev will be good rivals for the Belgrade player, but they seem a step below the day before, especially in the best-of-five-set matches. Spain wants to be the protagonist: if Rafael Nadal is not at his best but has always amazed at this event, everyone expects great things from the phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz, winner of the Masters 1000 in Madrid.

Italy will instead bet on Jannik Sinner, in the absence of Matteo Berrettini, the best Italian in the standings. Meanwhile, the 32 seeds for the men's draw have been determined.

Nadal is one of the top three current-generation players

Rafael Nadal is one of the biggest athletes on the planet, and yet, not much is known about his private life.

Nadal revealed that he could not envision living anywhere other than alongside his family, mainly because of the peace of mind it offers him during tumultuous times. "My family is so important to me that I don't want to live anywhere else.

That's the truth," he said. "When I think of home, the words that come to my mind are peace, family, and getting away from the stress of competition. Because in the end, being in a competition generates a lot of stress and when you get back home, those feelings disappear completely," Nadal said.

"Living on an island allows me to have a quiet, pleasant life and to disconnect." Speaking to the sports broadcasting channel Eurosports, the French Open tournament director Amelie Mauresmo said that she is hopeful of Nadal playing this year’s Roland Garros.

Nadal’s exclusion from the tournament will be a major setback. However, the former world number 1 expressed her disappointment in the fact that there’s nothing much she can do about it.“So we’re following it… I would say carefully, but there’s nothing we can do.

We’re just obviously all crossing our fingers to get the best players in the draw. Then what would it mean if he were to eventually not play in the tournament? Obviously, he would be a miss”. She added.