Record 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal revealed that he is not really someone who spends too much time on social media and it's hard for him to notice hateful messages even when he receives them. Nadal, who turns 36 next month, says he is from "another generation" and that is why he is probably not addicted to social media.
"I'm from another generation. I don't live in social media. I put a photo or two sometimes, but nothing more than that. If I receive bad messages on social media, I really don't realize," Nadal said, per Jose Morgado.
Rafa Nadal on social media threaths.
"I'm from another generation. I don't live in social media. I put a photo or two sometimes, but nothing more than that. If I receive bad messages on social media, I really don't realize."
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) May 27, 2022
Nadal beats Botic van de Zandschulp
On Friday, Nadal saw off van de Zandschulp in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-4 to progress into the French Open last-16. Nadal realized 6-of-12 of his break point chances and he was able with how he performed versus van de Zandschulp.
"Today has been a very good test and very positive test, because I was able to play my best match of the tournament so far, without any doubt," Nadal said. "For two sets and a half I was playing at a very positive level."
Next up for Nadal will be Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is coached by his uncle Toni Nadal. "I already talked with Toni after my match," Nadal said. "For me it's very simple. He's my uncle. I don't think he will be able to want me to lose, without a doubt, but he's a professional and he's with another player.
I don't know what's going to happen, if he's going to stay in the box or not, but I don't care. I have zero problem with that. So it's not a story at all for me. "I know the feelings that we have between each other.
I know he wants the best for me. Now he's helping another player. But honestly, for me, it's zero problem, and I know he wants the best for me." Nadal hasn't dropped a set so far at Roland Garros and he is the big favorite to impose over Auger-Aliassime.