NBA legend shares his passion for Rafael Nadal

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NBA legend shares his passion for Rafael Nadal

Thanks to the comeback victory over Roberto Bautista Agut, Jannik Sinner is the new number 21 in the world and, a possible victory in the final, would bring the blue into the Top 15 and not far from the world Top Ten. As stated by Sinner himself, at the moment, the ranking is not a priority but what could become it in the coming weeks and in general in the coming months is the Race ranking, a ranking of the annual results that this year would bring an Italian to the Finals in Turin.

This could be a great satisfaction for Sinner and for all Italian tennis fans. With yesterday's victory against Bautista Sinner he got other important points and in this moment, even if there is still a lot of missing, he would be one of the 8 players at the Finals in Turin.

This year's numbers are excellent and Jannik Sinner is currently in sixth place ahead of tennis legends like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and great tennis players like Dominic Thiem and German Alexander Zverev. Given the few tournaments he will probably play this year, it will be really hard for Roger Federer to be among the 8 players present at the Finals: only a Grand Slam victory or final could approach this possibility, but the numbers are very complicated.

A different situation for Rafael Nadal: the king of clay has not played many tournaments this year and has few points to his credit, but tournaments like Monte Carlo, Rome and Roland Garros are his calling card towards the Finals.

Recently, Rafael Nadal was praised by former NBA All-Star player and current head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Steve Nash.

Rafael Nadal was praised by Steve Nash

Steve Nash stated, “I just had a great lesson here, the coaches were fantastic.

Sergio taught me a lot. I’ve got a lot to work on obviously as I’m just starting to play the game. It’s an inspiring place to learn the game." The two-time Most Valuable Player of the NBA also praised Rafael Nadal and termed him as one of the greatest athletes in the world, across all sports.

He further credited the Spaniard for being a great inspiration to his life. The 47-year-old added, “So it’s a pleasure for me to be here and to share the facility with everybody and obviously, he’s a very big inspiration to my life. So I’m honored to be here”.