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Rafael Nadal: ‘I never played with Novak Djokovic when we were kids’

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Rafael Nadal is the exhibit that champions are not brought into the world yet become. What’s more, to become champion you need determination, exertion, sweat, not abandoning the main annihilations.

In any case, what most describes Rafael Nadal’s down – and which has annihilated his adversaries – is the base level of mistakes that portrays his games.

The Spaniard is the second male player after Andre Agassi to finish the singles Career Golden Slam, just as the second male player after Mats Wilander to have succeeded at least two Grand Slams on every one of the three surfaces (grass, hard court and clay).

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He has gotten the visit Sportsmanship Award multiple times and has been named the ATP Player of the Year multiple times and the ITF World Champion multiple times. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. During an ongoing ‘LIVE meeting’, one of the fans got some information about a portion of his rivals from his lesser days who were all the while contending.

We partook in a ton getting to know one another and having lifetime encounters. So simply, it’s incredible to remain together presently on visit since we make our fantasies valid. Since when we were kids, we were voyaging, we were rehearsing a great deal.

Attempting to become proficient tennis players one day. A few of us we did it and it’s extraordinary to continue sharing things together on visit now” – the previous World number 1 said.

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Rafa Nadal and I have had our differences, but he’s an absolute champion,’ says Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios admits that he and Rafa Nadal have ‘had their differences’ over the years but he can’t help but admire his achievements.

Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros earlier this month to draw level with Roger Federer in the history books.

Kyrgios has a bit of a storied past when it comes to spats with Nadal, who he once branded ‘super salty’ whilst accusing him of being a bad loser.

Even he, though, can’t deny the Spaniard has achieved something special.

“I wasn’t surprised when I saw Rafa Nadal pretty much easing his way through the draw at the French Open,” Kyrgios told Courtside Huddle.

“That’s his backyard, he loves playing there and he has only lost two matches in his entire career.

“Honestly, in my opinion I don’t think we are going to see anything like that ever again.

“Somebody so dominant on a surface he’s right there with the greatest of all time. You can argue that he is the greatest.’

“You look at Federer, he’s the most dominant player of all time, but in this era it’s actually Rafa. It’s a debate you can have.”

“We had our differences when we played each other. We’re fiery, we’re competitors and are going to go after each other.

“But at the same time I am not going to take anything away from him . He’s an absolute champion and 20 Grand Slam is ridiculous and I don’t think we are ever going to see that again.”

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