This year, Rafael Nadal achieved the immense feat of being crowned at Roland-Garros for the 14th time in his career. A performance that impressed Ander Herrera. Indeed, the PSG midfielder has been full of praise for his fellow Spaniard, making it clear that he is his favorite athlete outside of football.
Despite incessant foot pain, Rafael Nadal managed to make a clear round at Roland Garros. After 13 coronations at the Porte d’Auteuil, the Majorcan managed to win a new silver bowl this year. After beating Corentin Mouet, Botic van de Zandschulp, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal was opposed to Casper Ruud in the final of Roland Garros. And against the Norwegian, Rafael Nadal did not tremble, winning the match in three short sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-0). After his 14th crown at Paris, the Spaniard expressed his immense pride, but admitted that he had never expected to achieve such a feat this year. And as he revealed himself, Rafael Nadal could never have gone all the way Grand Slam english if he hadn’t used injections for his foot pain. “We went through a lot of emotions. It’s probably the most unexpected, surprising title and all the things I had to do to play this event make this title one of the most special. Of course, when you arrive with bad preparation like I did, every day is a challenge, you have to increase your level of tennis every day. This time, before the tournament started, I didn’t know if I would be able to fight for the second week, so I took it one at a time. I always had the certainty of being able to play, because I played without sensation in the foot, since it was asleep because of the injections of anesthetic in the nerve, but the problem is not only the game, it is also training. I never offered not to play here, but I thought it would be very difficult to be competitive.”clarified Rafael Nadal during an interview for Reuters.
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“Rafael Nadal is the best sportsman in our history in Spain”
Thanks to his 14th crown at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal still a little more the great pride of his Spanish compatriots, and in particular ofAnder Herrera. In an interview published on the account Twitter from PSG, the Parisian midfielder has revealed the name of his favorite athlete outside of football. And after dropping the name of Rafael NadalAnder Herrera one held to praise him. “My favorite athlete outside of football? Rafael Nadal, from afar. He is the best sportsman in our history in Spain. I admire how he fights. We are so proud of him in Spain.”a delegate Ander Herrera, the midfield of PSG. This is a message that should please Rafael Nadal.