“No one knows the tournament better,” Stan Wawrinka hypes Rafael Nadal for yet another French Open triumph following his much-awaited Indian Wells comeback

Stan Wawrinka picks Nadal as his favorite for the French Open, given that the Spaniard is healthy.


“No one knows the tournament better,” Stan Wawrinka hypes Rafael Nadal for yet another French Open triumph following his much-awaited Indian Wells comeback

Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka (via Imago)

3-time Grand Slam title winner and one of the oldest players on the ATP Tour, Stan Wawrinka, recently featured in an interview with Marca, where he shared his opinions on the ongoing events in tennis. Out of the many, one highlight in the tennis world that has been in the limelight the most has been Rafael Nadal

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With the French Open as the next Grand Slam, all eyes are on Nadal and his road to recovery. Known for his unbeatable record on the clay courts, the whole tennis world awaits the return of the “King of Clay.” Wawrinka also considered Nadal a great favorite for Roland Garros

If he's healthy, he'll always be a favorite wherever he goes. He's missing games. He has won so many times at Roland Garros that he will always be the favorite. There is no one who knows the tournament better.
Said Wawrinka via Marca

Rafael Nadal has won 14 French Open titles with a mind-blowing 112-3 record. He has only lost three matches at Roland Garros, living up to the title of “King of Clay.”

However, the Spaniard has delayed his return to court as fans doubt his form before the all-exciting Grand Slam. Wawrinka also reckons that a healthy Nadal will be a danger for all the candidates, as no one knows the clay courts better.

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Stan Wawrinka gives his reason for Nadal continuing to play tennis despite all the injury concerns

There have been many speculations revolving around Rafael Nadal and his return to tennis. After a horrific injury last year, no one expected the Spaniard to return, but Nadal recovered and attempted to comeback in Brisbane

Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka (via Imago)

Notably, despite all the injuries and pain, Nadal decided to play longer. Stan Wawrinka, who is only a year older, reveals his take on Nadal’s thoughts behind the comeback. 

It doesn't matter what you have earned or how much money you have, if you feel that passion you want to continue.
Said the Swiss star via Marca. 

With that being said, there is no denying that Nadal had built a legacy in tennis, which he wasn’t ready to give up without a proper finish. This drove him to attempt a comeback. 

Though his time was short at Brisbane International, the Spaniard’s level of tennis was the same. Even Wawrinka agreed as he praised the 37-year-old for his amazing form in Brisbane. Furthermore, Wawrinka himself is trying to find some form as he recently faced another first-round exit at the Rio Open.

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