Former tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, currently coaching Carlos Alcaraz, expresses confidence in Rafael Nadal and doesn’t dismiss the possibility of our champ excelling at the highest level upon his anticipated return next year.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see him at the highest level again,” Ferrero said.
“He will surely return wanting to compete because he has a competitive animal inside him. I see it as logical that he does not see himself competing with Djokovic or against the best right now because he has been out of competition for a long time and it is always difficult to get started again.
“But once he is on the court, his mentality of competing to his maximum will not change. Those who are very, very good always come up with something different from the others and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him at the highest level again.”
Regarding the potential Rafa-Carlos encounter at Roland-Garros next year, Ferrero added: “I would like it, I wouldn’t like him [Rafa] to get there and not win matches. Rafa deserves a chance to play well again for everything he has been. It would be exciting to see it.”