Rafael Nadal is known for his endurance and healing in the men’s tennis world. Spaniard has been ranking as a top 10 for more than 800 consecutive weeks and holds several records under his belt. As a result, he is now an idol of emerging stars.
“Rafa Is Constantly Improving His Game”, says Dominic Thiem
In an interview ahead of the Mutua Madrid Open, Thiem said that Spaniard is faithfully enhancing his game day by day. For this reason, he is dazzling as a successful player every year.
“I think Rafa is constantly improving his game,” the 2020 US Open title winner commented in the press conference in Madrid.
Austrian also emphasised that he fought with Rafael Nadal for the first time during the 2014 French Open. From that day forward, he has seen considerable refinements in Spaniard’s way of playing.
Since 2014, Nadal has won seven Grand Slam titles so far amidst uncertainties. Especially he claimed his 13th Roland Garros title last year in the middle of unfavourable conditions and predictions.
Austrian further added, “I first played him at Roland Garros seven years ago, and since then, he has improved every aspect of his game. That is what you must-do if you want to be successful every year, and that is why it is such a good example to follow.”(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
In the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Rafael Nadal is a top seed, and it is the third clay-court tournament for him, while Dominic Thiem is standing on 3rd perch and competing for the first time playing on a clay surface.
According to the main draw, both might have a chance to face each other for a championship match spot. Spaniard leads Austrian 9-6 in their head-to-head series while they won a match each on the red dirt in Madrid.