Rafael NadalSpanish tennis player, said this Tuesday in Bogota who, at 36 years of age, continues to play at the highest level and fight to win titles, such as Roland Garros and the australian open this year, thanks to competition that you have had for years with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Prior to his exhibition against Casper Rudd In colombia, the balearic declared the next:
Between Novak, Roger and I we have been pushing ourselves, we have been demanding and somehow it was never enough, we always have to make some more effort and that is what we are at.
The tennis player added that the “Competition” brought the three of them “to those levels of both mental, physical and tennis demands and this is probably one of the main reasons” why it remains competitive.
The Spanish, who has won 22 career Grand Slam titlesexpressed that in addition to this competition, there are other factors that lead tennis players to lengthen their careers, such as “Medicine, prevention, knowledge, the professionalization of all sports.”
The statements of ‘The Beast’ were given during his visit to Colombiawhich is part of a tour of Latin America that has led them to play exhibition matches in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil and Mexicocountries that, stated Nadal, they are usually more complicated to be able to play” and where the fans “They have very few options to watch us play.”
We are doing a very special tour, beautiful, we are playing with full stadiums […] I am delighted to return to Colombia, I was only in 2011 for a very short time, the love and passion with which people experience it is very special.
“Playing in Latin America is something unique. The passion of the people is very different from anywhere else.”
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for his part Ruddnumber three tennis player in the world in the ATP ranking below nadalIt showed itself happy to be in South America and play these exhibition matches alongside one of his idolswhom he had watched win since he was a five-year-old boy.
nadal Y ruud met in the final of Roland Garros2022, andThe Spaniard swept the Norwegian 6-3, 6-3 and 6-0, after 2 hours and 18 minutes of battle.
The duel between two of the best tennis players of the moment in the Mexico City will take place on thursday december 1 on the Monumental Plaza de Toros.
(With information from EFE)