'In training Rafael Nadal hits ten times harder', says ATP ace
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2518
22 Grand Slam titles elevate him as the most winner in history, as one of the best in the game, but Rafael Nadal has also won a very important title and is the love of the fans, who have awarded him for the first time. a special recognition after a year where he lived many and different situations.
The Spanish tennis player won the 2022 Fans' Favorite award, the first time he has won as a fans' favorite tennis player. Another success that is added to the long list of this year. The world number two started the year with a bang, with victory at the Australian Open, preceded by the Melbourne 250 tournament trophy.
Acapulco again, before the great victory: the fourteenth Roland Garros title and the twenty-second Grand Slam, none like him in tennis history. The rest of the season, on the other hand, was marked by a series of injuries that conditioned the main events: from the withdrawal before the Wimbledon semifinals to the elimination at the US Open, going through the ATP Finals, where he did not pass of the group stage with a balance of two defeats and a single victory.
However, it was the Spaniard who won the hearts of the fans. To thank the fans for the award he received for the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal posted a thank you message. "I am super happy to receive the 2022 Fan Favorite Award.
It makes me very happy. I have no words to thank everyone for not only this award, but all the support I receive in every city and at every event around the world. This means the world to me, so I'm looking forward to 2023 to share a lot of good things again.
See you soon", said the number two in the world. The number two in Spanish tennis has finished the 2022 season, but not yet the calendar year: he is expected in the United Cup.
Nadal will play the United Cup
Speaking during a recent interview with Punto de Break, Vallejo revealed that the ferocity of the Rafael Nadal's shots on the court is even stronger than what it seems.
"There are no words to explain it (training with Rafael Nadal), the ball that he sends you is even more uncomfortable than it seems. If he already hits hard in games, in training he hits ten times harder," Daniel Vallejo said.
"Just because of the facilities and the level of training it's already incredible, a 10. I've been here for four months and so far everything is going well, I hope to continue improving," Vallejo stated.