Rafael Nadal plays a lot inside the court, otherwise you are lost - Alvarez



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Rafael Nadal plays a lot inside the court, otherwise you are lost - Alvarez

In an interview to Punto de Break, the Spanish junior Nicolas Alvarez commented on his gamestyle and personality. He said: "I evolved a lot. As a kid, I was a clay-courter. I ran a lot and I gave a lot of balls back but at 14-15 years I knew that by playing like this I could not reach the professional tennis, which is very physical and every time faster.

I took advantage of it to be better and I gained strength. I consider myself an aggressive player, who goes to the net a lot. In the end, it's about evolving. Rafael Nadal plays a lot inside the court too. If you do not do that, you are lost."

What is the surface he likes the most to play on? "Last year I hit the grass for the first time and now I am able to play on all of them. I think I would pick the hard court that favours my serve more and the game gets quicker but I also like grass and clay."

How it was the first time he played on grass? "It depends on the quality of the court. I played two tournaments including one in a club where the grass was pretty bad and the ball bounced pretty bad. Then in the tournament, the courts were better and then in Wimbledon, no ball bounced wrong.

I would say it bounces better than on clay. There I felt very well because it helped my serve a lot and I had a big desire to play there because I had never experienced that."