“Need a Tennis Court to Win a Grand Slam”- Tennis Legend on Rafael Nadal’s Versatility

“Need a Tennis Court to Win a Grand Slam”- Tennis Legend on Rafael Nadal’s Versatility

Rafael Nadal and his dominance at the French Open is well known to all. As he won his 13th Roland Garros title the Greatest of all time(GOAT) debate involving his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic again sprung up. Although it might seem that it was a routine victory at the French Open for Nadal, conditions weren’t favorable to the Spaniard so a lot more emphasis is given on his 2020 French Open performance and his flexible gameplay. Earlier tennis legend Mats Wilander said that Nadal might struggle in the unusual conditions in Paris. But having proved wrong by Nadal’s triumph, Wilander said that Rafa has sent a strong message in the ‘famous GOAT debate’ by winning in the tough conditions in Paris. Wilander also praised Nadal’s tennis craft which just needs a tennis court and not a specific surface to win “In the famous GOAT debate, some people sometimes downgrade Nadal’s position because of his predominance on clay. But by winning in these conditions this year, with such a heavy land, he sent a strong message. He said: Hey guys, you see, I don’t need the ball to bounce that high. I don’t need it to be 30 degrees. I just need a tennis court to win a Grand Slam.” Wilander said in a conversation in L’equipe. (quotes have been translated from french using google translate) Rafael Nadal is the only player to have won at least two Grand Slams on all surfaces Nadal’s versatility ...
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