'There will never be anyone like Rafael Nadal', says ATP legend

Nadal did not want to close the door to any possible scenario

by Simone Brugnoli
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'There will never be anyone like Rafael Nadal', says ATP legend
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Rafael Nadal did not want to close the door to any possible scenario and, after initially accepting the organizers' plan, took a step back on the scheduled ceremony at Roland Garros. The Spanish champion is not 100% sure that the one against Alexander Zverev was his last game in Paris - the same happened in Rome - and saying goodbye to the French Slam without having any certainty would not have been right.

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Nadal has triumphed fourteen times at Roland Garros signing a record even difficult to imagine; a record that earned him the deserved appellation "The King of Clay".

Rafael Nadal is still dangerous

Speaking on Eurosport, Boris Becker wanted to reiterate his point of view on the history of tennis.

"Clearly for me there will be no one like Rafael Nadal on clay court. Nadal is the best of all time on this surface. He won Roland Garros 14 times. At least for me, there will never be anyone like him" .

Becker finally expressed his opinion on the rivalry between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner by mentioning Big 3.

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"If we compare them with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal we have to wait for them to play at least another 15 years," the former German tennis player said. " Maybe - only then - we will be able to know who is the best in five years, because new players and rivals for both will also emerge".

It is already one of the great rivalries of the present and aims to be wonderful in the future, with an enormous parity in nine duels played so far that have shaken the tennis world. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner display an amazing tennis in each of their matches, without reservation, risking soul and body in each play to conquer glory in the midst of an enormous rivalry that has been characterized by enormous respect and sportsmanship.

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