In an interview to Scroll, Jaume Munar revealed the two most important advice that Rafael Nadal gave him. Munar trains at the world no. 2's academy in Mallorca and he sees Nadal mainly as an inspiration for all the things he has done in his career.
'There are two most important things he is always telling me,' Munar said. 'One is outside the court: be simple. You can hit the yellow ball better or worse but you still are a person. Two, speaking about the sport: he just wants me to work as hard as I can, put the hours I need and then to compete.
I am sharing a lot of moments with him right now because I am from Mallorca. His best friend is on my team, so it is special.' Spanish tennis has had a lot of amazing players in history, and Munar hopes to follow their footsteps.
'They are a mirror for us, they are special people and I have so much respect for them.' he said. '(David) Ferrer is one of my idols. It is important to know and let people know that the generation we have is not going to be there again.
We had a generation with maybe 10, even 15 players in the top-100 which is unbelievable. Keep me outside of this, but my generation is quite good. Many young players are coming to a good level… Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (19), Carlos Alcaraz Garcia at the Davis Cup Under-16, Carlos Taberner (21), Pedro Martinez (21) are all around in my age.
We are keep doing good things with tennis in Spain and I am pretty sure that in maybe in the next decade, Spain is going to be toughest country to beat.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title