Every time insiders ask who is the GOAT of tennis history, among Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Spanish 22 times Slam champion is ready to play in Italy. The Spaniard will take part in the 2022 edition of the Nitto ATP Finals with the still present desire to dispel a great taboo, which practically lasts from the beginning of his long and splendid career: to win the trophy of the event reserved for the best eight tennis players in the world of the season, also this year scheduled at the PalaAlpitour in Turin.
For the Spanish tennis player it will be a last testing ground in 2022, truly magical after having made a great start and having won the trophies of the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Rafa had several physical problems during the year, which however did not stop him completely: at Wimbledon the 36-year-old pushed himself to the semifinals before an injury, as well as in the latter part season in which he has not expressed himself to the maximum of his possibilities.
At the Finals there will be many unknowns and of course a lot of curiosity about Rafa's adventure, expected on Sunday 13 November from the evening match against the American Taylor Fritz. The starting time of the match is set at 9 pm, with the Italian public that will make the atmosphere warm and magnificent.
Luis Enrique: "Rafael Nadal the best in history"
During a recent press conference, Spain's soccer coach Luis Enrique, in view of the Qatar World Cup also for his training, made a comparison between Sergio Busquets and Rafael Nadal, expressing several words of praise for the tennis player 22 Grand Slam titles: "My goal is to persuade Busquest to play another World Cup.
He is like Nadal. Is there any doubt that he was the best in history alongside Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic? If we were to make a ranking, what position would Nadal put him in? If our game is what we want to express, that is to stay in the opponent's half and keep possession of the ball more than the others, Busquets becomes number one."