'Rafael Nadal Now Knows How To Win In...', Says Atp Legend

‘Rafael Nadal now knows how to win at…’, says ATP legend


Nothing to do for Daniil Medvedev. The Russian tennis player failed to reach his first final of 2023 and lost the ninth match, this time in a row, of his career against Novak Djokovic at the Adelaide 1 ATP 250 tournament. Which condemned the former world number one, in addition to the great performance from the Serbian star, there were two painful double faults.

The two serves that made the difference ended in double faults. «It’s been a great week. Honestly, I lost to probably the best player in the world right now. He’s won four or five tournaments in a row. I’m a little disappointed, but also positive for the next tournaments.»

I felt good this afternoon, which is great news for the Australian Open. However, the fact that I felt good on the track and lost is still a negative. I hope I don’t end up on the same side of the draw as Djokovic at the Australian Open,» the Russian said at the press conference.

«I think he played a bit better than me. I don’t know how many unforced errors we made. He double faulted on break points, the only time I lost my serve. What are the differences between Djokovic and the other top ten? Me I don’t think he did well against top 10 players last year, but Djokovic is in another category.

21 Slams, that’s what I can say. There were a few moments where I had a chance to get back in the game. I played a few matches against him where the momentum changed quickly. Today he has known how to hit the important moments, even in the last game, when we were 15-30.

Two perfect serves, it was difficult to answer. Other players wouldn’t have been able to do what Novak did. How does he do it? I have no idea. That’s why he, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, are not ashamed to admit it, they are better than the others.»

Mats Wilander praises Nadal

Mats Wilander pointed out that Rafael Nadal, 36, now has the ability to win on different surfaces and places. «Having won there for the second time for someone like him, now he’s won every Major twice or more, that’s huge.

That’s where he separates himself from the great Roger Federer, who only won one French Open. So, Rafa now knows how to win in all the different places,» Wilander told Eurosport. «He just has to arrive healthy.»

He is going to be an absolute animal and I am sure he is going to play his best tennis. He has a great chance to win the Australian Open, just like the French Open,» Wilander said.

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