'Rafael Nadal killed you with his forehand', says ATP ace

The Big 3 have made the history of tennis breaking many records

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Rafael Nadal killed you with his forehand', says ATP ace
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At 36, Albert Ramos Viñolas still plays on the Challenger circuit. Dropped to number 112 in the world ranking, the Spanish tennis player gave a long interview to the site puntodebreak. The part in which, the Iberian tells his final in Monte-Carlo lost to Rafael Nadal is really interesting and gives a description of the characteristics of the Big 3 who dominated tennis: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal
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In 2017 Ramos Vinolas achieved his best result in a Masters 1000 with the final in Monte-Carlo lost to Rafael Nadal. Asked if it was really unplayable that day on earth Nadal (the final was won 6-1 6-3 by the 22-time Slam champion, ed) Ramos' answer was as follows: "Yes.

Impossible. And even more so at the time Nadal was at that time. I repeat, it was impossible. I came to the final a little tired, because I had played three games from three sets in a row. I woke up, that day I saw that there were clouds, if with the sun is impossible, imagine with clouds".

Albert Ramos on the Big 3

Albert Ramos then talked in detail about how he perceived the strengths of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as his opponent. "Rafael - Ramos argues - had a lot of strength, he beat you because he had so much strength to pull you back.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill
 

Against the left-handed, also, had a great backhand crossed, pulled it and then took you very well with the forehand. Roger Federer, taking into account what is my game, was what suited me a little more.

Novak Djokovic beat you little by little, you felt that he was winning you the point as he wanted and took possession of the game little by little. He would attack you more when he wanted, attack you less, but he always ended up doing what he wanted. I talk to the past because I played with him many years ago".

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