Former world number 1 Rafael Nadal The player had a great start to the new 2022 season. The player started the season by competing in the ATP Melbourne Summer Set and eventually won by defeating Maxime Cressy 7-6, 6 -3.
In Australian Open 2022 The player put in a commendable performance, thus proving his return was worthy. He reached the semi-finals by defeating Denis Shapovalov entered the quarterfinals with a score of 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3. Both players tried their best but Rafa ultimately knocked his opponent out and went one step further to claim his 21st Grand Slam title first. Novak and Roger.
Mats Wilander on Rafael Nadal
Quarterfinals match between Rafa and Denis got angry when Denis condemned the umpire for not giving Rafa a rule violation when he spoke to the umpire during the match. Denis also called the umpire broken.
In this regard, former tennis legend and seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander thinks Rafa deserves to play. He also said that Denis should try to focus more on his game. He also suggested that Denis should calm his mind and try not to get cranky while playing.
“Rafa plays on Rod Laver Arena because he deserves to be there. And I don’t think there’s any way you won’t let the great champions sag at some point. It’s part of our sport a little bit, it’s not fair. Rafa deserves a bit of that if it’s not fair, but Denis will realize that you need a little more time. Denis probably needs to go to court and think ‘what wouldn’t piss me off? That’s right, Rafa takes too long, it can’t interfere with my brain’. “ Mats said.
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