- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal ‘have transcended their sport more’ than Novak Djokovic – Toni Nadal on tennis GOAT debate | Eurosport
“I think Federer and Nadal have transcended their sport more than Djokovic. And Federer has transcended his sport more than anyone else,” said Toni in an interview with Clay.
“When it comes to categorising who is the best, we would have to establish clear standards that are always a bit open to opinion, because who is the best, the one who holds the (Grand Slam) world record or the one who wins the Olympics? I don’t know.
“I think the one who has managed to play at a better level and do more difficult things is Federer, the one who has won more is Djokovic and if we were to count all the things Rafael hasn’t played because of injury, he would probably have won more than the others.”
- Nadal won’t retire if he ‘recovers well’: Uncle Toni | Yahoo Sport
Toni Nadal, however, believes that won’t be the case if his nephew is well and fit to play.
“Rafael is already 37 years old, the years weigh heavily. What I know, because I talked to him, is that Rafael wants to come back, he wants to recover well. And if he recovers well I think he will want to continue,” he told online portal Clay.
“Then we’ll see because he has to get the results, which won’t be easy, because when you lose the ranking it’s more difficult because you have to compete with the best faster. Then you have to be more days well and you have to play hard matches more times. Let’s see.”
The 22-time grand slam winner is at his Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy in Mallorca working on his comeback. He’s training physically, according to Toni Nadal, “but still cannot train tennis.”
“The doctor advised him not to do so, to wait for a full recovery. In a month’s time he will be able to start training on the tennis court,” he said.
- Mirra Andreeva: “Roger Federer was my favorite player, but after Rafael Nadal won French Open in 2022 I was really impressed” | sportskeeda.com
“I always admire Federer and he was always my favorite player. But after Nadal, he won French Open in 2022. I was really impressed because after an injury, he came back, he won the Australian Open, he won French Open,” she said.
“After that, I can say that now mental-wise I just try sometimes to copy him. I just try to remember what would he do in these moments, what would he do on the score. Sometimes, yes, I can say that I copy him,” she added.
- GOAT Racquet Race: Analyzing the frames of the Big 3 | tennis.com
The Aero franchise was essentially created with Nadal’s game in mind. With its thick, firm, variable beam, flattened throat and wide open string pattern, it’s tailor-made for putting heavy pace and spin on the ball. Each generation of the frame has seen give and take in its playability, but it remains an exceedingly popular racquet. Of the three, it probably appeals to the widest audience.
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