- Rafael Nadal ‘come back’ conditions revealed by former coach | tennishead.net
Toni Nadal admitted that he has spoken to the now 22-time Grand Slam champion about his comeback to tennis, “I spoke with him on Saturday. And he will only come back if he is in good condition, 100%.”
He continued, “He knows that otherwise it will not be good for him. He played the Australian Open without being on top. I think he wants to feel very good. He would like to arrive at Roland Garros with confidence and a good physique. For now, we have to wait. But he still has the mind to try to win another time.”
Toni added, “Even if Rafa wouldn’t play any match before Roland Garros, I’m confident. Sometimes when he arrived at Roland Garros his first match was not so good, like was the case last year, but then match after match he played better and better. He plays round after round with more intensity, better and better with his legs, so I hope this year he can do the same even if it will be difficult.”
- Roger Federer is perfection and Rafael Nadal is a symbol of humility, says Serena Williams’ ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou | sportskeeda.com
Serena Williams’ ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou has given his views on why fans love Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, stating that the Swiss maestro exudes perfection and class while the King of Clay is loved for his fighting spirit and humility.
“Rafa Nadal is liked because he gives everything on the court. He has the ability to make people feel for him. He suffers on the court by fighting for every second. He’s also a symbol of humility and it’s always very appreciated. His fans are people who value work and sweat or love to see his power and his intensity,” he opined.
- Rafael Nadal tops social media value charts on men’s tour, followed by Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz | sportskeeda.com
Rafael Nadal topped the valuation charts of players’ social media presence on the ATP tour for 2022, according to a rankings list released by Novak Djokovic’s Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA). The Serbian great himself followed his rival in second place, with world No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz bagging the third spot.
Nadal was ranked first with a staggering $29.3 million worth of earned media value. Meanwhile, Djokovic’s social value stood at $21.6 million, while Alcaraz recorded $16 million in social value earnings. The list, released by PTPA in association with Zoomph, took into consideration players’ posts across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook from January 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023.
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