John McEnroeone of the great tennis legends, has once again demonstrated the great admiration he has for Rafael Nadal. The winner of seven Grand Slams has not hesitated to elevate the figure of the Spanish tennis player as a result of the spectacular 2022 that he has made having garnered the Open the Australia, Roland Garros and have stayed in the semifinals of Wimbledon due to an untimely injury to the abdomen.
The former tennis player has stated that Nadal is “a role model for other tennis players for his struggle and effort, because it is not easy for you to win the 36-year-old Australian Open and Roland Garros, and reach the semifinals of Wimbledon ». Nadal remains at the top of tennis players with the highest number of ‘Grand Slams’ with 22, while Djokovicafter having won Wimbledon He approaches him with 21. The former tennis player wanted to show the differences between the two: «Djokovic speaks openly about wanting to have the greatest number of Grand Slam y Nadal act as if nothing mattered, except to go out and strive in each point and each game, “he analyzes.
“I had never seen anyone like him. I thought Jimmy Connors He had tried very hard until I saw Rafael Nadal. It is the greatest quality he has, “added McEnroe in an interview granted to the Tennis365 portal. And to end all these praises and praises towards the Spanish tennis player, McEnroe once again emphasized his mental and physical power: «We all know that Nadal he is an amazing player. But the fact that he can go out and make that kind of effort, play and play, is something that people aspire to, but it is very difficult to achieve ».
Today, Nadal He is recovering from his abdominal injury that prevented him from playing the semifinal match of Wimbledon contra Kyrgios. The tennis player will have to rest for a few weeks to return to training and return to the tour of the United States and Canada.