Beatriz Haddad Maia shares a massive praise for Rafael Nadal

The Brazilian tennis player revealed that she learns from the Spaniard every day

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Beatriz Haddad Maia shares a massive praise for Rafael Nadal
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Beatriz Haddad Maia shared a massive praise of admiration for the Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal. The Brazilian player, eliminated in the first round of the WTA 500 in San Diego by Katie Boulter, explained how she is learning from the Spaniard day after day.

"Sometimes, my coach and I watch Rafael Nadal's matches analyzing some important moments of his career. I think above all of his attitude, for me he is the best on the Tour from this point of view. I like the way he built his mentality.

He is really a hard working type of person. I believe his character and values are very similar to mine. I try to learn from him every day," she revealed during an interview with Tennis Infinity.

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Rafael Nadal comes back on the court

Rafael Nadal posted several images and videos of the training sessions carried out at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Spaniard, after the injury suffered at the Brisbane International, had to stop again for a few weeks and recover 100% physically, before returning to compete on the court.

Nadal should have found the field again at the ATP 250 tournament in Doha, but he preferred not to force the timing by targeting the performance with Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam, in Las Vegas and, indeed, the ATP Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

The 22-time Slam champion reached the United States traveling with his historic rival Novak Djokovic, the two of them published a selfie capable of exciting tennis fans, and is preparing his next official commitment.

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Toni Nadal, who knows his nephew very well, is convinced that he made an inevitable decision, deciding to play on hard-courts, before the switch to the clay-swing.

According to the Spanish coach, the only way for Nadal to arrive in the best possible conditions at the Roland Garros is to play as many matches as possible. "Indian Wells? He needs to compete and has no other choice. He hasn't done this in too long.

If you don't compete, you can't be ready. Obviously the setback in Brisbane was difficult to accept, because he played well in his first few games. It was a shame, but we have to accept what happened. We'll see how things go, but I try to be positive and I still prefer to say that he will win the Roland Garros.

I hope that my nephew can also be a protagonist at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The retirement? It depends on how he will go this year and how he will feel physically," said Uncle Toni during an interview with AS.

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