Rafael Nadal is considered the greatest tennis player in clay-court history and one of the best tennis players (and sportsmen in general) ever. Thanks to his achievements and his incredible records, Rafa made an incredible space in the centuries-old history of tennis: many call him the prototype of the perfect tennis.
but who, according to the Spaniard, is the perfect tennis player? Or better; what should the perfect tennis player be like? Rafael Nadal’s perfect tennis player should have the backhand, the ability to move, and the response of Novak Djokovic: “He’s able to defend very well, down the line, close, so he has full of options.”
His perfect tennis player should instead have Roger Federer‘s forehand: “He’s able to take the ball very early, to create winners from everywhere. He’s able to hit flat with spin. He has all the shots.”
he said, also adding that Federer has the ability to make the right decisions quickly. Nadal said he is the player with utmost determination: “I had the right determination throughout my tennis career, after all the injuries that I had.
I was able to keep going and keep practicing with passion and keeping looking for achieving my goals and keep fighting every single match.” According to the Spaniard, the perfect player has Ivo Karlovic‘s service, Dominic Thiem‘s fit, Gael Monfils‘ speed, Andy Murray‘s smartest choice of shot decision and David Ferrer‘s attitude on the court. How would you assemble your perfect tennis player?