'Rafael Nadal comes with a lot of confidence and...', says former ace



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'Rafael Nadal comes with a lot of confidence and...', says former ace

After a couple of days of exhausting training sessions, Rafael Nadal took advantage of the weekend to enjoy his second passion besides tennis. The 22-time winner of a Major appeared in the Absolute Balearic Golf Championship and finished fifth, eight strokes behind the winner.

Nadal traveled to London the following day and will seek the third Grand Slam title of the season at Wimbledon in the coming weeks. Rafa's results on the tennis court have been nothing but magnificent this year, with the Spaniard leading the ATP race at 36 years old.

Nadal has won both of the 2022 Grands and is nearly 2,000 points clear of his closest rivals, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz. Rafa skipped the second part of 2021 due to a foot injury, making an impressive comeback this season to get back into his rightful place and lead the GOAT race.

Nadal is 30-3 in 2022, stopping the clock and claiming four titles from five finals. Rafa returned in the small ATP 250 tournament in Melbourne, not playing at his best level but gaining confidence. The Spaniard used it very well at the Australian Open, reaching the sixth final at Melbourne Park.

Nadal staged an incredible comeback in the title clash against Daniil Medvedev to lift the trophy. He was losing 6-2, 7-6, 3-3 and 40-0 before overcoming the deficit and winning in five hours and 24 minutes for a great celebration.

Nadal conquered Acapulco in February and reached the Indian Wells final to extend his winning streak. With a fractured rib, Rafa lost to Taylor Fritz in straight sets and took a break until Madrid in May.

Ferrer opens up on Rafa Nadal

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal's quest for his third Wimbledon title is one of the biggest talking points in the sport currently.

"Rafa is one of the favourites at Wimbledon, comes with a lot of confidence and is difficult to beat. He is among the five best athletes in history and has changed the sport with what he has achieved throughout his career.

If Rafa is good mentally and plays confidently, he is a favorite," Ferrer said. Ferrer, who was appointed tournament director for the Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday, also thanked Nadal for his glowing record in the international knockout competition.

"28 wins and 5 losses is my resume in the tournament [Davis Cup]. I didn't have them under control, the truth is that I did well because I was in the hands of the best in the world - Rafa Nadal , and that's why we were never doing badly. Hopefully Rafa can be in the Davis Cup, he is the best player in history," Ferrer said.