Training next to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was great, says Swiatek


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Training next to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was great, says Swiatek

In an interview, Iga Swiatek commented on how it felt to practice next to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon. Swiatek was emotional in seeing two legends so close to her. "It could not be better", she said.

On her loss to Simona Halep in the French Open, she added: "Well, obviously it's different playing with players such as Simona and watching her on TV. So I finally got a chance to feel her game. And I was surprised by -- well, the biggest thing I was surprised about was her, like, ability to play in the direction that I wasn't prepared for.

I felt like she was going to play cross and she played line, and I wasn't ready for that. So I guess -- I don't know. I guess, like, mentally maybe I wasn't ready. But that's a normal thing, I mean, I'm so young and I'll have a lot of opportunities to learn.

So I'm not even mad or anything because I know that most of the balls I missed today, I played them in on practice. So that was just stress thing." "Everything was different. I mean, watching the player you have always watched on TV, like, your whole childhood, it's just a bit weird.

And, well, if I want to play on a level like that and be in the fourth round of Grand Slam, I have to get used to that. So, yeah, that was the first time, but there's going to be a lot more matches, so I'll learn from every."