Known as one of the strongest tennis players ever, Rafael Nadal - thanks to the victory of the title conquered in Acapulco - has reaffirmed his value to the world and has made yet another record, this time an unusual record that surprised both supporters and insiders.
The Spanish champion played at the 2020 Australian Open and won his first three matches in straight sets against Hugo Dellien, Federico Delbonis and Pablo Carreño Busta. In the fourth round, he defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets.
Afterwards, Nadal went on to win his third Mexican Open title, defeating Taylor Fritz in straights sets in the final. "First of all it is the passion for what you are doing and the love for the game,” he said in a recent interview.
“I personally like playing tennis. I like competitions and I am happy doing what I am doing and that’s why I am excited to keep going. If the day arrives that I am not happy because my body is not able to hold well or because one or another reason, that’s going to be the moment to say goodbye and to find another motivation.
But for the moment I am still very happy doing what I am doing now. I have a tennis academy to run and I think we are doing the right work there I think. We have a new academy in Kuwait and hopefully it will not be the last one.
We are open to see different options so why not? I am preparing my future to keep being involved in this beautiful sport like tennis and I think I will be around the world of tennis in the future. It is an important part of my life so let’s see what goes on. Never say never”.