Rafael Nadal recalls his first match against Roger Federer


Rafael Nadal recalls his first match against Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal recalls his first match against Roger Federer

Taylor Fritz started 2020 in Adelaide and was eliminated in the first round by Kazakh Alexander Bublik. At the Australian Open he reconfirmed the result of the previous year reaching the third round eliminating Tallon Griekspoor in 3 sets and Kevin Anderson in 5 sets recovering from a disadvantage of two sets to zero.

In the third round he was eliminated by the future finalist of the tournament and number 4 in the Dominic Thiem ranking in 4 sets. In Acapulco, the 22-year-old Taylor Fritz is through to his fifth ATP final and the first since last August, ousting the top-ranked compatriot John Isner 2-6 7-5 6-3 in an hour and 41 minutes.

The American will face Rafael Nadal, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-2 in the other semifinal. During the press conference, the Spaniard recalled his first match against Roger Federer (when Rafa was very young): “He was not my idol.

He was primary in the world, and I used to be already on the circuit. I confronted the sport with enthusiasm and the self-confidence of the younger man who has nothing to lose, that approach I confronted him. As we speak the conditions they’re completely different.

In the finish, when you find yourself younger, the energy of novelty is thought. Gamers know you much less and you already know everybody much less. For you, every event is a brand new expertise. That year was my first full year in the event, my Miami's first event … when you find yourself younger, that I began the circuit very younger, you reside one thing completely different from what it is in the present day.

All the tournaments you go to have repeated them many occasions. They’re neither higher nor higher conditions. worse, they’re completely different. And every part on this life all the time has a particular taste."

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