2022 gave Rafael Nadal great joy. After 2021 was full of setbacks and closed prematurely, this year the Spaniard put two Major titles on the table. The former world number 1 really impressed at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, proving that the legend is alive in recent times.
The comeback against Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne will remain in the memory of his career for a long time, and the victory against Novak Djokovic in Paris. The 36-year-old Manacor suffered a tear in his abs at Wimbledon, where he was chasing his third title.
That injury prevented him from playing in the semifinals against Nick Kyrgios and put him on the road to the Open. The 22-time Grand Slam champion showed precarious conditions in New York and left the stage already in the second round against Frances Tiafoe.
Interviewed by ‘AS’ these days, Toni Nadal explained Rafa 2022 and denied that the birth of Carlos Alcaraz could distinguish his grandson.
Toni Nadal will consider Rafa’s survey in a sense
In an interview with the media of Madrid AS, Toni Nadal revealed some current issues related to Rafael Nadal.
When a journalist asked him if the presence of Carlos Alcaraz took his nephew under pressure, the Spanish coach did not hesitate before answering. “I don’t think Rafael thinks about that at all. Rafael plays for himself, he doesn’t wonder if Carlos Alcaraz, David Ferrer or even Djokovic are there.
My nephew plays so that one receives the presence of the other knowing that he is a difficult opponent,” said Toni, the day after the historic day of the Spanish game in front of Alcaraz and Nadal. the first two places in the world in the ATP no.
Florentino Perez is again floating the idea of the European Super League this season, the Spaniard has Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to serve his cause. “Nadal and Federer have played 40 times, Nadal and Djokovic 59, is it boring? This boosted tennis and all the players, because tennis comes out stronger,” Perez said in a meeting organized by Real Madrid.
“Against Liverpool, 67 years, etc. [Real Madrid] he only played nine times. Which of these things is the match to deprive fans all over the world? Only by promoting football as a global sport will we be able to protect all clubs and for this reason it is essential to offer a match of the highest quality and interest,” Perez said.