Martina Navratilova: "Rafael Nadal is like Superman!"

During a recent interview with Heraldo, Martina Navratilova analyzed the prospects of the 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Martina Navratilova: "Rafael Nadal is like Superman!"

During a recent interview with Heraldo, Martina Navratilova analyzed the prospects of the 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal. Nadal came back to the Mutua Madrid Open after yet another injury. The Spanish phenomenon had a sparkling start to the season, proving once again to be an absolute legend of modern sport.

In addition to winning the Australian Open against all odds, the former world number 1 won the first 20 games played in 2022. In doing so, the 35-year-old from Manacor overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings of the Majors.

The Iberian has also become the fourth man in history to have won all Grand Slams at least twice (along with Djokovic, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson). The Majorcan suffered a stress fracture in a rib during the Indian Wells Masters 1000, a setback that forced him to miss the first rounds on red.

Rafa reached the quarterfinals in Madrid, where he surrendered in three sets to a wild Carlos Alcaraz. Nadal's goal is to get 100% to Roland Garros, where he will go after his 14th seal.

Navratilova praises Rafa Nadal

Martina said: "Rafael Nadal never ceases to surprise us.

Nobody could have imagined that he would be so competitive at 36, to be honest. We do not know how long he will be able to continue, as his tennis is very expensive and injuries are always around the corner. For the moment, he's always back stronger than before.

Rafa is a superman, he seems indestructible." In a press conference in Madrid, Nadal spoke about his form: "My only goal is to arrive in Paris in sufficient health to be able to compete at the best possible level. When you return to the pitch after a long hiatus, there are times when you feel great and others when you can't do anything. I've been through this many times before and it's absolutely normal. I'm just trying to follow my own path."

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