Rafael Nadal builds his perfect player, includes Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz
Rafael Nadal envisions the qualities and traits his perfect player will have, taking the strengths of different players.
(L-R)Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Carlos Alcaraz. (credits: New York Magazine, Roland Garros, The Mirror)
The 22-time Grand Slam title champion, Rafael Nadal, gave his input and ideas on how to create a portfolio of his version of a perfect player, taking a few strong points and strengths from different players on the Tour.
Interestingly, in his perfect player get-up, the 14-time French Open champion included the traits of his on-court rivals as well. He mentioned how he would like his player to have the forehand skills of the Swiss legend Roger Federer, the backhand of the 24-time Grand Slam title champion Novak Djokovic, and the fitness of his countryman, Carlos Alcaraz.
With that being said, it seems like the former World No. 1 made an exclusive perfect player according to his imagination, taking bits and pieces of every player’s strength.
That’s not all; the Spaniard also included the names and traits of other players on the tour. For instance, he imagines his player to have the serving abilities of Ivo Karlovic and the volley abilities of Radek Stepanek.
While including the names of others, he also added his name to the list, as the player should have the tough mental capacity of the Spaniard.
For the uninitiated, the Spaniard has been out of competitive tennis for about a year now and aims to make one last comeback to the court before bidding goodbye to the sport for good.
Rafael Nadal will most likely play his farewell season in 2024
The iconic Spanish tennis player has announced his comeback to tennis after almost a year of absence from the courts. He aims to play and feature in what might be his last season on tour as he aims to retire in the upcoming season.
He has confirmed his participation in the Brisbane Open at the start of the next year to start his 2024 campaign.
While announcing his comeback, the Spaniard has been clear in expressing that his priority is not winning the French Open or any other Slam, for that matter. But his main objective remains to be able to compete at the highest level for one last time, as he feels that he deserves a proper farewell from the sport.
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