Spanish tennis star, Garbine Muguruza was all praise for her compatriot and the GOAT of the sport – Rafael Nadal. She talked about the Spaniard’s impressive quality of dealing with challenges. She loves how the player always rises up from the ashes and wins the titles to prove himself as the best player to ever exist.
The 2-time Grand Slam Champion, Garbine faced a shocking defeat to Greet Minnen of Belgium in the Wimbledon 2022. She lost to the Belgian in the first round by 4-6,0-6.
Garbine in an interview with Marca showered praises for Rafa, where she also talked about the player’s consistency over the years. She said:-
“He is suffering; he has the ability to endure pain and takes it to the extreme and on top of that, he wins”
Garbine Muguruza on comparing the Big 3 to the other players
Rafael, Federer, and Djokovic are the undisputed greats of the game. They have won 63 slam titles in almost 2 decades. This record would never be broken and the consistency is still not deniable. Out of the 3, Rafa and Djokovic have won all the three Grand Slams played till now in this calendar year.
Muguruza underlines the fact that the players are placed on another level.
“Among the men, there are three aliens, and the others are very good, but there is a big difference,”
Garbine Muguruza added.
She also mentioned that as a Rafa fan it was sad to see the player dropping out of the Semi-final due to an abdominal injury.
The Wimbledon 2022 was Nadal’s first Wimbledon since 2019. The player looked determined to lift the title. But an unfortunate injury ruled him out of the Semi-final against Nick Kyrgios of Australia. Later, Nick got a walkover into the final of the tournament.
Nadal during the press conference said that :
“I made my decision because I believe that I can’t win two matches under these circumstances. I can’t serve. Is not only that I can’t serve at the right speed, it’s that I can’t do the normal movement to serve.”
“I have to say that, imagine myself winning two matches, and for respect to myself in some way. I don’t want to go out there, not be competitive enough to play at the level that I need to play to achieve my goal, and with a big chance to make the things much worse, no?”
the great Spanish added.
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