Rafael Nadal Sends Heartwarming Messages to Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud After Their Recent Success on ATP Tour

Published 07/26/2021, 5:08 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Rafael Nadal of Spain during a Kia Key handover ceremony at Garden Square in Melbourne Park January 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images for KIA)


18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz Garfia recently won his first ATP title at the Croatia Open 2021. It is a great feeling for the Spaniard as he won the tournament after losing just two sets. In the finals, the Rafael Nadal fanboy crushed Richard Gasquet in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to clinch the title.

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Interestingly, Alcaraz’s idol Rafael Nadal was one of the first people to congratulate him. He tweeted a special message for the rising star and wished him all the best for his future matches.

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“Congratulations Carlos! Hug,” wrote Nadal in the tweet.

Many experts believe that Carlos Alcaraz will continue the legacy of Rafa in the sport after his retirement. However, it is just the beginning of his career, and he’ll have to work really hard to get to the King of Clay’s level. Nadal won his first-ever Grand Slam title at the age of just 19. Will Alcaraz be able to accomplish this feat next year?

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Rafael Nadal sends heartwarming wishes to Casper Ruud after his success at the Swiss Open 2021

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Norwegian player Casper Ruud recently won his second ATP title after succeeding at the Swiss Open 2021. He thrashed France’s Hugo Gaston in straight sets in the finals to clinch the title. Interestingly, Rafa congratulated him, too, by sharing his post on his Instagram story.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021. Norway’s Casper Ruud celebrates after winning his quarter-final match against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik REUTERS/Juan Medina

“Congrats Casper on your second title!” the Spaniard wrote in an Instagram story.

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Rafael Nadal is currently not playing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He is hopeful of making a comeback at the Citi Open 2021 and aims to start his hard-court season there. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to make an incredible return to the court. Will he be able to succeed at the US Open 2021?

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