Mats Wilander surrenders to Nadal

Mats Wilander in a legends match at the 2018 Australian Open.

Sweden’s Mats Wilander, a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, has stated in eurosport his astonishment at the magnificent start of Rafa Nadal in this 2022. “Not in a million years would I have thought that Rafael Nadal could do that”said the extenista.

Wilander, who describes the one from Manacor as “the king of clay”has also praised Nadal’s way of being during a match, as well as the serenity he maintains in duels. “I don’t think there has ever been a professional tennis player who finds it more pleasant to feel fear, to fear the result, to be nervous, not really knowing what is going to happen at the end of a match”he pointed.

Aware that he is not a kid and that he will turn 36 at Roland Garros, Wilander wants the streak to continue. “It would be amazing if he can keep this up when we really thought last year that this was very close to being the end of Rafa’s career.”clarified the Swede.

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