With Rafael Nadal, the best generation in the history of Spanish tennis will retire, as is clear to the other generational figures of the top Grand Slam winner. The experienced Feliciano López, who will hang his racket in 2023, had no doubts in assuring that this has been the best generation of the “white sport” in his country.
“When you have a generation led by Rafa it is super easy to call it the best generation. Before and behind him there have been good players and, above all, different ones. The change comes when Carlos (Moyá) makes the final at the Australian Open.
Spanish tennis players are beginning to believe that they can play well on surfaces other than dirt. Nadal has put the culmination of this change of mentality. The success of our generation has been to play on all courts and not be afraid to beat anyone.
Breaking that barrier of playing abroad in the Davis Cup”, explained ‘Feli’ in an interview with ‘MARCA’ She continued to praise his generational partner: “Rafa is one case in a million. He is a gifted person and he was destined to break all the records that have been and will be in the world of tennis”.
Lastly, she assured that the future of Spanish tennis is in good hands with Carlos Alcaraz: “Having a player capable of winning what he has won at the age of 19 is proof that the future is assured. He had not competed for a while, played again and won in Buenos Aires.
I think Carlitos will be there for many years because he is well surrounded and has everything to keep winning. It is a blessing that just when Rafa is finishing another boy comes out who has already achieved so much in the same country and in a country that does not invest much in sports.
In Spain he is very unbalanced what is invested with what is achieved. The level of tennis that has been in the last 30 years is incredible”. What place do you think Feliciano López has in the history of Spanish tennis?
Matteo Berrettini opens up on Nadal
Rafael Nadal fascinates for his performances on the court but not only.
During an interview given to Corriere Dello Sport, Matteo Berrettini spoke with a touch of humor about the determination and dynamism shown daily by the man with 22 Grand Slam titles. “Pure energy, a bull. When he walks into a room, you feel the energy he exudes.
And when he tells you about something he did, whether he went fishing or golfed, it sounds like he’s telling you about the Punic Wars. He is at six thousand, pure energy,” observed the Italian.
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