'Rafael Nadal'S Not Able To Run Balls Down Without...', Says Former Star

‘Rafael Nadal is not capable of running without…’, says former star

Former ATP world number one and winner of four Grand Slams, Jim Courier, in an interview with Tennis Channel, praised the two Spanish tennis players Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal, who will end the tennis season as world numbers one and two. . , respectively.

About the 19-year-old from Murcia, Courier talked about how his year has been. Despite the many words of praise for him, the former tennis player also wanted to point out that all this was also possible due to the absence of Novak Djokovic in several important tournaments due to his unvaccinated condition.

«It has been an impressive year for Carlos Alcaraz,» he began in his interview. We knew it was good, but we didn’t think it would be that fast, did we? He did a great job in Indian Wells and Miami. It was then that we realized what was going to happen.

But at the US Open we saw him at his best. However, I think the absence of Novak Djokovic also helped him. There is no doubt that the Serb’s inability to play some tournaments facilitated his rise. However, we have to congratulate the Spaniard on his excellent year.»

And speaking of the Spaniard, Courier also had this to say about Rafael Nadal, who recently ended his season by being knocked out in the group stage after two losses to Fritz and Auger-Aliassime, the win against Ruud is for statistical purposes only.

Roddick comments on Nadal

Andy Roddick believes that Novak Djokovic is in the best shape of his life and is currently ahead of Rafael Nadal in the pecking order. “His discipline of him. His body doesn’t look like the typical body at the end of the road.

You look at the flexibility, he hasn’t lost anything movement-wise and if anything he’s only improved from 28 to 35,» Roddick said. The American also compared the physical abilities of Djokovic and Nadal, who are in their mid-30s. years and standing out at the top of the sport.

«You won’t find a bigger Rafa fan than me, but he looks different than he did five years ago. He has to adjust the way he plays, he has to play more risky and finish points a bit earlier, which means we see much». More peaks and valleys.

He is not able to run the balls as he did without paying a physical bill. Novak still looks like he can trust his body a bit more no matter what kind of strategy,» he added.

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