Mats Wilander: "Rafael Nadal listen to this music before playing"

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Mats Wilander: "Rafael Nadal listen to this music before playing"

During an interview with Eurosport, Mats Wilander told an anecdote about Rafael Nadal dating back to about 10 years ago. Wilander said: "I was next to Rafael Nadal in the locker room of Roland Garros, I'm talking about ten years ago.

I was preparing to play a game of legends and I was listening to some music before taking the court. I wish I knew what kind of music Rafa was listening to before playing, I assumed it was techno music or something. When I realized it was some kind of flamenco, I literally melted.

That music was really super relaxing." A judgment on the Australian Open final could not be missing: "I think Nadal has achieved the greatest comeback in the history of tennis. Winning the 21st Grand Slam at almost 36, beating Daniil Medvedev, who had just returned from his triumph in New York, is something crazy.

I have no idea how he managed it, indeed I still find it hard to believe it."

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Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open a couple of weeks ago, achieving one of the most unexpected feats of his entire career.

The Spanish phenomenon, who had presented himself in Melbourne amidst a thousand uncertainties, reassembled Daniil Medvedev two sets in the final by lifting his 21st Grand Slam. Thanks to this triumph, the former world number 1 overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings of the majors.

The 35-year-old from Manacor will be the big favorite at Roland Garros, waiting to see if Nole will be present in Paris or not. The Serbian's choice not to get vaccinated could affect his entire season, given the recent news from the United States and France.

The 34-year-old from Belgrade was unable to defend his title at the Australian Open due to the well-known events, as well as having suffered serious damage to his image. Novak will return to action in Dubai, while Rafa is enrolled in the prestigious Acapulco tournament.