Mats Wilander reveals funny things about Rafael Nadal's pre-match routine


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Mats Wilander reveals funny things about Rafael Nadal's pre-match routine

Speaking on Eurosport, the seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander commented on Rafael Nadal's routines prior to a match. The Swede said: "I have to say I have been in the locker room many times before his matches and he has always his headphones on, he always jumps with his racket, he listens to something really slow, flamenco and Spanish music.

It's different for every match. Sometimes you warm up very hard, for three, four, five hours, sometimes just before a match. You have to be ready within five minutes and not overdo it." "I heard him saying that he does not necessarily love playing on Philippe Chatrier court compared to other courts.

Other players dislike more than the best players. When you play many times there as I did, you get used to the wind, to space, but you still feel uncomfortable early on. You have up and down. He feels comfortable there after a while but it's interesting that he talks about it."