Rafael Nadal has brutal intensity, says hitting partner


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Rafael Nadal has brutal intensity, says hitting partner

In an interview to Punto de Break, Alejandro Garcia Cerzano commented on his role as a hitting partner in the Madrid Open. Cerzano said: "I trained more with girls than boys, but I had the immense luck of being able to practice with Nadal, Muguruza, Thiem, Azarenka, Nishikori, Wozniacki, Kyrgios, Pliskova, Khachanov, Stephens, Goerges, Barty… i trained with Nadal and Muguruza during the same week where they were No.

1." Who is the funniest female player? "There are a lot. I get along very well with Gavrilova, Azarenka, Puig, Goerges, Pliskova, Muguruza... As soon as we get confident each other, we start joking. For example, the other day in the Mutua Madrid Open I was hitting with Victoria Azarenka and several times the ball touched the net, it ended up in the air and I won the point, so it's like: "You are in my city, net is on my side""

What is the strangest thing players asked him to imitate? "Imitating players' gamestyles. Playing very flat, hitting a lot of slices, second serves." "Nadal impressed me a lot for how professional he is, the intensity he has in training sessions compared to the others...

It's brutal! Dominic Thiem also puts in a lot of intensity. I have not played against any big server, but Karen Khachanov is one of the guys who hits the ball hardest. Azarenka' professionalism, intensity and focus surprised me. Of course I would like to train with Roger Federer, that's my dream."