Former US champion John McEnroe revealed Rafael Nadal’s greatest talent. McEnroe explained: “I have never seen anyone fight on every ball like he does. I thought Jimmy Connors was the best ever in this aspect, but Rafael Nadal has surpassed him.
That is his greatest skill, without a doubt. In addition to being an incredible player who has improved over the years, he has the ability to go to any lengths to win. Everyone aspires to be like him, but it is very difficult to do so.
If not, everyone would. It might seem easy to go to Nick Kyrgios and tell him that if he gives it his all, he will become No. 1 or No. 2 in the world. It doesn’t come naturally to him.” John also talked about 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 that he will be allowed to enter the United States.” The feats performed by Rafael Nadal in the first part of the season have left everyone speechless. The Spanish phenom has won the first two Majors of 2022, despite returning from a long injury break.
By triumphing at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, the 36-year-old Spaniard stretched himself out over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-Grand Slam standings. The Serbian has closed the gap by winning 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 play in the Wimbledon semifinal due to a torn abdominal muscle. The former world number 1 has resumed training this week and he 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 August 7 to 14.
The goal of the Mallorcan is to arrive in perfect shape at the US Open, where he has not played since 2019.
Robredo on Rafa Nadal
“Rafael Nadal [was the toughest to play against]for the way he plays, with this speed of the ball, the spin of his forehand, for the difference due to him being left-handed and for the way that he runs after every ball as if it was the first,” Robredo stated .
The 40-year-old, by contrast, ended his career with a 2-7 record against Djokovic and a 1-11 record against Federer. “I dont say the others are easy.. but for me Rafa had something that makes you suffer more inside the court than the rest,” Robredo said.