Murray’s powerful criticism of Nadal: ‘Will be interesting to see if he reduces his level of motivation by competing…’

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Before Rafael Nadal’s return, Andy Murray said something important, questioning how the Spaniard’s tennis skills would be affected by fatherhood.

On Saturday, October 8, Rafael Nadal and his wife Maria Francisca Perello welcomed a boy to the world in Mallorca. Nevertheless, Nadal will return to tennis action later this month in Paris, the site of the year’s last Masters 1000 match. Before the ATP tour’s events move on to the Finals in Turin the following month.

Nevertheless, before Nadal’s return, Andy Murray made a significant remark. Wherein he queried how becoming a father would affect the Spaniard’s quality of tennis. Nadal’s impending parenthood is the cherry on top of a fantastic year for the Spaniard both professionally and emotionally.

Nadal won the Australian Open and the French Open amid concerns about injuries and all the retirement rumors. While being close to regaining the top spot in the world.

Additionally, the 36-year-old was the only non-parent of the Big Four. Murray has four children, Roger Federer has two sets of twins, and Novak Djokovic has a boy and a daughter. Before posing some tough questions to the media in advance of the Gijon Open, Murray reflected on Nadal’s great year. If the 22-time Slam champion would come back with the same degree of passion.

The way he won such tough matches along the way- Andy Murray

“The Australian Open was an amazing event for him coming back from a long time without competing. The way he won with such tough matches along the way, he could have lost a couple of them, really. In the final, he was done – two sets down, 3-2, and 0/40… And the management to give him the return was amazing. In the French Open, it was not a big surprise for me with the record that he has there,”

After traveling to Spain for the Gijon Open, the world No. 48 spoke with Cadena SER.

He added:

“And I think he also had his first child with his partner a few days ago. It will be interesting to see if he increases the level of motivation or if he reduces it by competing, I don’t know, but yeah, he’s had an amazing year this year.”

Despite playing with Federer in his Laver Cup retirement match, Nadal hasn’t played since losing the US Open last month. Nadal is anticipated to compete at the Paris Masters before traveling to South America with Casper Ruud for an exhibition tour.

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