Alex Corretja moved by Rafael Nadal's come back: "He's a winner"

The former Spanish player shared a big praise for his legendary countryman

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Alex Corretja moved by Rafael Nadal's come back: "He's a winner"
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During an interview with Eurosport, Alex Corretja said he was optimistic about the chances Rafael Nadal can regain his level. The former Spanish tennis player then praised his legendary countryman, underlining his winning mentality. "Just talking about Rafa moved me, for everything he conveys and for the enthusiasm that the news of his return has generated.

The results will be the least important thing. Only his feelings will determine the date of the future retreat. He could find himself by playing about ten games. He will be very difficult to beat if he is still competitive. Rafa is a winner, he has the winning gene in his heart.

If he physically stays healthy, I'm sure he will still fight to win big tournaments," explains Corretja.

Rafa is training hard to come abck in the best possible way

The training sessions carried out in Kuwait with Arthur Fils, gave both Nadal and his team positive feelings in view of the official come back.

The Spanish champion will return to the court after the injury suffered at the Australian Open 2024, during the match with Mackenzie McDonald. Nadal chose the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane to embrace tennis again. It will be an event that can also count on the presence of tennis players such as Holger Rune, Grigor Dimitrov, Ben Shelton, Ugo Humbert and Sebastian Korda.

His coach Carlos Moya shared important updates on the legendary Spanish champion on the official ATP website: "The last few days in Kuwait we trained with Fils, and the truth is that it was very good and it went much better than we could have to hope.

Rafa arrived in Kuwait thinking that he wouldn't be competitive and up to par but the truth is that he left with the opposite belief. He wasn't taken for granted and this inevitably cheered him up."

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