Rafael Nadal’s compatriot and no. 5 player in the world, David Ferrer has said that he desperately wants to see Rafael Nadal back on the court again. Nadal has been out of the tennis arena since the last two months. He hasn’t played any match after suffering a defeat in the second round of the Wimbledon Championship towards the end of June. He has missed a number of big tournaments due to his knee injury. Recently, he has announced that he needs two more months to regain 100% fitness.
Ferrer said that Nadal is the best tennis player that Spain has ever produced. He is a legend and people love watching him play. There has been a considerable increment in the number of tennis fans in Spain since Nadal has started playing tennis. The Spanish tennis fans are eagerly waiting for the return of their favourite player and hopefully, Nadal would be back on the court towards the end of this year.
On being asked whether he has been in touch with Nadal, Ferrer said that he talks with Nadal regularly over phone. Nadal texted him after his victory over Janko Tipsarevic in the quarter final of the US Open and wished him all the best for the semi final match against Novak Djokvic. Ferrer defeated Tipsarevic in a marathon match on Thursday to cruise into the semi finals of the US Open. Ferrer won the match by 6-3, 6-7(5), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4). Ferrer had to toil hard for 4 hours and 31 minutes to win that match.
On being asked about the semi final match against the world no. 2, Novak Djokovic, Ferrer said that Djokovic is a great player and he has performed brilliantly in the competition so far. It would not be an easy job to go past him. As per Ferrer, he would try to give his best in the semi final and hopefully, he would come out victorious.