After the announcement of his success at the Stefan Edberg Sportmanship Awards, Rafael Nadal suffered some assaults on social networks from those that didn’t agree with the attribution of this recognition to the Spanish champion, deemed unworthy in due to a few of his attitudes on the court docket.
Some consider that the Spaniard doesn’t meet sure standards which ought to make a tennis participant the excellent instance in a match. The important criticism considerations the time required to finish the service, thought-about by some to be lengthy and exhausting and due to this fact unsportsmanlike.
An accusation that throws oil on a champion mild years away from being unsportsmanlike, however which, on the opposite, by no means misses a chance to show that he’s an ideal instance of respect for the opponent and of self-sacrifice always.
This isn’t the first time that Rafael Nadal has returned to the topic
Lately, Rafa had additionally defined this angle which clearly annoys the followers greater than the tennis gamers towards whom the 20-time Grand Slam champion is competing.
As if he needed to anticipate potential future destructive feedback, the left-hander of Manacor had stated the following phrases: “I will never do anything to annoy or deceive my opponent.
Yes it’s true that I have had this tic with my shorts since the start of my career, there is no cure, I know. The rest of the things I added are there because they keep me focused and visualize the point I want to play.
It’s true that I may take longer to serve than other players, but for that reason it seems perfect that there is a watch that measures time and that I adapt to, “stated Rafa, who amongst others has already introduced his presence at the first Grand Slam of the 12 months, the Australian Open, with ample lead.
Just a few days in the past, throughout an interview with the microphones of Celebrity journal, Rafael Nadal spoke about himself and analyzed all the adjustments which have occurred in the world of tennis after the arrival of the Coronavirus.
The Spaniard began by speaking about what this season has introduced: “The only bright spot in the lockdown was that it ended cases of contagion. But I don’t think the shutdown itself helped who whatever, especially in the tennis world.
In the end, we were able to work well, with a clear goal, to avoid injuries and adapt to needs. In my case above all, when the body has to stop for a long time, it’s definitely hard, I had to do a lot of training to recover not only my physical condition but also my way of playing.
“As for tennis, Rafa has no doubts:” I would have liked to face Bjorn Borg. I always had the feeling that he was unbeatable and that he was a tennis titan. We are obviously talking about a completely different historical period, but I would have always liked to play with him.
“We remind you that the final official match performed by the Spanish tennis participant dates again to final November, throughout the ATP finals, the place Rafael Nadal was overwhelmed in the semi-final by Daniil Medvedev, future winner of the match in the closing towards the Austrian Dominic Thiem.