Followed by winning the 13th title at Roland Garros, the King of Clay Rafael Nadal has been showering with praise. And while tennis legends have been breathless owing to their wrong predictions, the rising stars have been chosen Spaniard as a role model. However, the German tennis player Daniel Altmaier admits he also wants to learn from Rafa.
Moreover, Daniel Altmaier showcased his best performance at the French Open 2020 as a debutant and a qualifier. He exited after defeat against Pablo Carreno Busta before reaching the quarterfinals in the straight sets. World No.124 has recently participated in the ATP 250 Cologne events on his home soil, while he failed in the first round.
“He(Nadal) Manages To Get The Best Out Of It Every Day”: Daniel Altmaier
In the recent interview with Bild, the German’s second tennis hope Altmaier was asked questions over hard times in his career, idol, and many other things.
When he was replying to a query over Rafael Nadal’s Roland Garros achievements and his 13th title, Daniel Altmaier said, “I want to learn from people like Nadal, who stumbled and then came back. His record will last forever. In the team, we often take Nadal as a role model.”
The 22-years-old continued, “My trainer Francisco Yunis is from Argentina. Ninety percent of Argentines play to finance their lives and started tennis for the money. They have an attitude of working hard. Nadal is very similar to them. He manages to get the best out of it every day. You never get to see him weak as a spectator. My coach says: “If he has a bad day, he wins against you. If he’s having a good day, he’ll kill you.”