Albert Costa, former Spanish player and now the director of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open, knows Rafael Nadal well. Not only as his opponent, but also as one of the Davis Cup team members when he was captaining the Spanish Davis Cup team.
During the presentation of the tournament which takes place in April, Costa revealed how he often contacts Rafa, who according to him, is sure to comeback at a high level 'With Rafa Nadal you have to be patient because he has the will and motivation.
As I know, he is working on a daily basis so that he can improve, surely he will win more important tournaments. He's overcome injuries, last year he lacked confidence and in 2016, he has not had big results. But I have spoken to him and he is fighting to recover his form, and I am sure he will improve his tennis and will realise his goal,' the former world no.
6 said. Finally, Rafa's has also admitted that speaking about becoming the world no. 1 is another thing because of the domination of Novak Djokovic. Quotes recognized by Mundo Deportivo ALSO READ: Toni Nadal: ´Tennis never made changes to favour Rafa. I am not the cause of his problems!´