Rafael Nadal: ‘He is a person who knows how to recover…’

Ashleig Barty, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev, Sofia Kenin, Dominic Thiem, Elina Svitolina, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karolina Pliskova, Alexander Zverev, Aryna Sabalenka, Roger Federer, Bianca Andreescu, Andtrarey Rublev, Andtrarey Rublev , Diego Schwartzman, Garbiñe Muguruza. This is part of the huge list of participants in the edition of the Mutua Madrid Open 2021. The tournament, which will be held from April 27 to May 9, has announced the participants of this edition in which they want to recover the illusion lost by the coronavirus last year, which had to be canceled due to the risk of contagion. But in 2021, with all the security measures and more, the Magic Box will open to recover tennis as normally as possible and with all the illusion of always. Thus, the two current champions, Djokovic and Bertens, will meet in Madrid, as well as those who accumulate the most titles on this surface, Nadal and Petra Kvitova. Legend names like Federer or Halep, with new stars like Medvedev and Kenin. The national rackets will be well defended by Nadal, Muguruza, Bautista, Carreño, Ramos, Davidovich, Verdasco or Carlos Alcaraz. During a conversation with one of his sponsors, Rafael Nadal paid tribute to all the key members of his team. 

Rafael Nadal will play in Montecarlo

Rafael Nadal recalled the early days of his career when he attended the Manacor tennis Club, where Uncle Toni was a coach. The 34-year-old revealed that he began to show glimpses of his qualities from the age of eight. “My uncle was a coach at the Manacor tennis club and I started going when I was three years old,” Rafael Nadal said. “I think from the age of 8, 9, maybe 8, it seemed that I had some outstanding qualities and they took things seriously. And the goals that my uncle had with me were ambitious.” Franciso Roig is also one of Rafael Nadal’s coaches who has been with the Spaniard since 2005. Nadal revealed that Roig is someone who knows how to help him rediscover his form whenever necessary. “I started with Francis in 2005, practically my entire career from that moment until today,” Nadal added. “And I think he is a person who knows how to recover my tennis and he is passionate about working on the court. If I had not had the people who would have guided me on the right path, then perhaps I would not have had that spirit of perseverance, of overcoming,” the Spaniard continued. “I think I have been lucky to have the people by my side who have helped me.”

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