Rafael Nadal was untouchable in training with Milos Raonic, says Santoro

Milos Raonic's coach Fabrice Santoro praised Rafael Nadal's ability to evolve his game

by Luigi Gatto
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Rafael Nadal was untouchable in training with Milos Raonic, says Santoro

Milos Raonic's coach Fabrice Santoro praised Rafael Nadal's ability to evolve his game. Speaking to L'Equipe, the Frenchman said: "They played one set and a half, Rafa developed a game level that I rarely saw in my life, he was untouchable." Thierry Champion, Head Director of the French Tennis Federation, said: "Roger plays faster than before, closer to the baseline...

But Nadal exactly does the same things, with his game style: on grass, he attacks the ball. When it bounces, he is already in the place. After the first shot, he goes forward. He hits earlier and leads the rallies. He applies the same tactics as he does on clay.

If you start the rally, you have no chances to win it." Mario Ancic said: "It seems to me that Rafa is very relaxed, like if the French Open made him feel a big relief. He has not wasted energy and he becomes dangerous as the tournament goes.

I think he mainly improved his backhand, he is more aggressive and he tries to attack earlier. For Roger, serve is the key." Tommy Haas said: "Federer learned from losses to Nadal, he tried something to change, he hit with a new racket, his approach was more aggressive.

But Rafa may deliver the game he wants." Nadal has won two titles this year so far, in Rome and French Open respectively defeating Djokovic and the Austrian Dominic Thiem in the finals.

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