Rising Tennis Star Reveals His Experience Practicing With Rafael Nadal

Published 12/07/2020, 1:00 PM EST
Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his group stage match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal is one of the popular tennis players on the ATP circuit. He has millions of fans around the world and every one of them would love to practice with him. Well, upcoming tennis player Marc Polmans got that opportunity and he has just described how it was.

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“It was seriously cool. I’ve practised with him three or four times now and been lucky enough to train with him on his days off when he’s preparing for a match, so we’ve hit for up to two hours,” he said

“Just the ball he hits is not quite the same as any other player I’ve faced. His forehand is absolutely massive. Having all his coaches on the court and hearing him discuss his game is just awesome.”

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Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 21, 2020 Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Toby Melville

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From what Marc Polmans has said, we can clearly tell that Rafa has begun training for the 2021 season. He already had a great 2020 season, which saw him win a record 20th Grand Slam at the French Open. But the Spaniard doesn’t want to stop there.

Rafa hasn’t revealed yet which events he is going to play in 2021. However, one event he is surely not going to miss is the Australian Open. This is an event that Rafa hasn’t been able to win since 2009, even though he reached four finals. He is definitely going to want to change that next year.

If the Spaniard does manage to win the title, he would have completed the Double Career Grand Slam, which nobody has been able to do in the Open Era. Also, he would go ahead of Roger Federer in the Grand Slam race if he wins it. Clearly, a lot of records still lie in store for Rafa and he is surely going to be motivated to get them.

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