Rafael Nadal's NEW RACKET at the Roland Garros 2022
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Rafael Nadal said he played the Roland Garros 2022 with a different racket, during an interview for the ATP website. Rafa Nadal explained: "Over the years, I had to adapt to stay competitive. My tennis became more offensive and I made some changes to the racket.
I changed the tension of the strings slightly and put more lead in the head of the racket to get more power. Two days before the start of Roland Garros, I went back to my old racket. I want to thank Babolat who prepared it for me in an afternoon.
With the new one I didn't feel the right sensations on clay, but I'll be back to play in the next few months." Rafa still has a lot of fun playing tennis: "I don't keep competing for records or to be the best ever. Roger, Novak and myself have made all our dreams come true.
I don't play to win other Grand Slams, but to experience these special moments once again."
Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros 2022
Nadal's triumph at Roland Garros 2022 sparked reactions around the world. The Spanish phenomenon appeared to be in enormous difficulty during the BNL Internationals of Italy, thanks to the pain in his foot that has tormented him since 2005.
It was even feared that the Majorcan might miss the second major of the season, but Rafa has made yet another legendary feat. After surviving two real battles against Felix Auger-aliassime and Novak Djokovic, the former world number 1 benefited from Alexander Zverev's injury in the semifinals.
The last act was a monologue by Nadal, who left Casper Ruud just six games. Despite the pain in his foot, the Iberian has literally beaten the competition in this first half of the season. The successes in Australia and Paris allowed him to climb to 22 Slams, extending over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time ranking. Rafa will undergo a new foot treatment this week, hoping to be ready for Wimbledon.