Rafael Nadal is known not only for being one of the greatest tennis players in history, but also for being a great fan of Real Madrid. In recent weeks, the video in which Rafa, engaged in the final of the ATP 500 in Barcelona, commented with the chair judge the latest vicissitudes of the Madrid club, engaged in this final phase of the season in the championship fight and in the Champions League semi-finals, has made people smile. League against Tuchel’s Chelsea. During a recent interview, Rafa talked about the latest market rumors regarding Florentino Perez’s company and made the following statements: “For the next market I would like both Kylian Mbappe and Haaland. Both are doing very well and I think they can be very important in Real Madrid. Championship? The fight for the title is exciting, there are four teams vying to win the La Liga, I think Sevilla can do it too, I have no doubt that this is reality.” Thanks to the absence of world number one Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal will be the number one seed of the Spanish tournament. In recent years the Mutua Madrid Open has grown a lot as a tournament and now with the Caja Magica we are talking about one of the best Masters 1000 of the season. The Caja Magica is a new state-of-the-art stadium, it was inaugurated in 2009 and its construction cost 294 million dollars. The owner of the stadium is the Municipality of Madrid. Prior to the start of the tournament, World No. 12 and local favorite Pablo Carreno Busta spoke about Rafael Nadal’s prospects in this edition of the Madrid Masters.
Pablo Carreno Busta comments on Rafael Nadal
“Although he is not at his best level, because it has been very, very high and it is not easy to maintain or recover it, because he had not played since Australia, Rafael Nadal, especially on clay, is the best player there is right now and there has been in tennis history,” Pablo Carreno Busta said. Carreno Busta believes it is very difficult to match up to the 20-time Slam champion on clay, and he asserted that Nadal is the favorite for every claycourt event he enters. “It is very difficult to play against him,” Carreno Busta added. “You must be very clear about the weapons and (play) a very round match to be able to hurt him and hope that he is not at his best level. He’s a favorite for all clay-court tournaments. He is always counted for the title.”