Former American champion John McEnroe revealed Rafael Nadal’s greatest talent.
McEnroe explained: “I’ve never seen anyone fight on every ball like he does. I thought Jimmy Connors was the best ever in this respect, but Rafael Nadal surpassed him. That’s his greatest skill, no doubt. In addition to being an incredible player who has improved over the years, he has the ability to make any effort to win.
Everyone aspires to become like him, but it is very difficult to do so. Otherwise everyone would. It might seem easy to go to Nick Kyrgios and tell him that if he gives it his all, he will become the number 1 or 2 in the world. It doesn’t come naturally to him.”
John also spoke of Novak Djokovic: “he doesn’t get all the credit he deserves, but there is no doubt that he is one of the best ever. I hope he is allowed to enter the United States.”
Rafael Nadal’s 2022 till now
The exploits carried out by Rafael Nadal in the first part of the season have left everyone amazed. The Spanish phenomenon has won the first two Majors of 2022, despite having returned from a long stop due to injury.
Triumphing at the Australian Open and the Roland Garros, the 36-year-old Majorcan stretched over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam standings. The Serbian has narrowed the gap by winning at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, but he will hardly be able to fly to the United States to play the US Open.
Rafa, for his part, was unable to compete in the Wimbledon semi-final due to a tear in his abdominal muscles. The former world number 1 resumed training this week and is expected to return to Montreal next month.
The director of the Canadian Masters 1000 has assured that the Iberian will be present in Quebec from 7 to 14 August. The Majorcan’s goal is to arrive in perfect shape at the US Open, where he hasn’t played since 2019.