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The world of tennis is not just about the tussles seen on the court. It’s about media, fans, and the players who stay connected even when they are not in action. The names involved in the game, that the fans are crazy about, often get involved in spirited debates about who is the best of all. Recently, Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov revealed the attributes of his “dream player”, which acted as a point of disappointment for the tennis legend Rafael Nadal.

Several big names from the world of tennis, such as Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios, and more were included in the list released by Grigor. As the list started to roll out, it received excitement from the fans but also ignited a discussion about the absence of Nadal.

Dimitrov’s dream player list misses Rafael Nadal


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Grigor Dimitrov’s interview about creating the perfect tennis player by assembling attributes from different players quickly went viral. The interview included some of the best talents that exist in the sport and therefore, was a total hit. Roger Federer’s forehand, known for its precision, made its way on this list, reminding people of his immortal skills. Along with that, names like Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios were also included in the list.

However, the absence of Rafael Nadal’s signature topspin forehand was totally unexpected. A shot that has been difficult to beat for many opponents on clay courts, no doubt deserved a position on the list. This raised a concern among fans and enthusiasts. Nadal’s ability to generate incredible spin and depth with his forehand has been a defining feature of his game and has contributed significantly to his 20 Grand Slam titles.

The fact that Grigor Dimitrov missed Rafael Nadal’s name on the list has raised queries among tennis fans, directly making an impact on the legend’s name.

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The Big Three rivalry updated

Rafael Nadal’s absence from the dream player acted as a reminder of the intense rivalry between tennis’s ‘Big Three’—Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic. This wasn’t the first time that these names stood in a line of comparison. Rafael Nadal has had a fair share of snubs in several events of discussions and endorsements. Even after his journey of fighting the battles of injuries and tough competition on the court, the public confrontations often highlight his name. Although the Spaniard always manages to speak highly with his performance and actions on the court.

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While Dimitrov’s response was a light-hearted exercise, it was enough to light a spark in the discussions on social media.


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