'Rafael Nadal exceeds all expectations', says former ATP ace

Rafael Nadal continues his preparations to play initially in Bastad

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Rafael Nadal exceeds all expectations', says former ATP ace
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Rafael Nadal continues his preparation to play initially in Bastad which will be the prelude to his real goal, the Olympic Games in Paris. Tennis will be played on clay for this edition of the Olympics, and if there is indeed a player who has dominated this surface more than anyone else since the creation of tennis, the Spaniard testifies to the 14 titles he won at Roland Garros.

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In an interview with El Relevo, Boris Becker did not hesitate for a moment to explain that Nadal was undoubtedly the best player in history on the ochre surface and that no other player would ever achieve the records he has there: "For me, it is clear that Nadal will never be matched.

He has won 14 times at Roland Garros. Obviously, at least for me, there will never be anyone like him."

Rafael Nadal continues his preparation

In this interview, Tommy Haas and Toni Nadal were both invited and the American, although he acknowledged that the exploits of the Manacor bull are incredible, think they can be matched or even beaten: "On clay, Rafael Nadal is a phenomenon that exceeds all expectations and it will take a long time to see another player like him. But nothing says that there will never be someone like him on this surface.”

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The history of Spanish tennis with Roland Garros is unique, full of triumphs and great players who have marked an era in the second Grand Slam of the season with eight tennis players who have conquered glory in the French capital.

After the 14 legendary titles of Rafael Nadal, the throne was inherited this year by his young compatriot, Carlos Alcaraz, who has won this tournament for the first time to complete a unique mark as the youngest player who has won three majors in his first three finals and on different surfaces.

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