Despite the 2016 season ending in a tour ban for Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal believes that he can go on to become better and continue his rise to glory in 2017.

Mischa Zverev had defeated Kyrgios 6-3 6-1 which resulted in the ATP suspension. The Australian youngster later on apologized for his actions.

The 21-year old had seen a wonderful career this year as he rose up the world rankings to sit at the No. 13 position in the tennis world and Rafael Nadal believes he can even do better.

The young Australian has shown his potential as a player headed for the top-10, as he featured in the quarterfinals of both the Wimbledon and the Australian Open.

However, he has been involved in many controversies of recent and is beginning to gain a negative reputation as the ‘bad boy’ of men tennis.

Nadal however believes that it would take the young man’s head being in the right place for him to excel since he already has the much-needed talent.

“Kyrgios is already at the top, a player who has unbelievable potential.

“If he has focus on himself, he can become world number one and win a Grand Slam.” Continue reading NADAL BACKS NICK KYRGIOS AND THANASI KOKKINAKIS

Nadal Relaxes On His Birthday

For the fans of Nadal, who have been worrying about his health and how he has had to withdraw from the French Open for his wrist injury need not worry about the way he is spending his time.

Recent news shows Rafael having been on a yacht cruise in Ibiza. This was an apt way to celebrate his 30th birthday. Hence, it is safe to assume that the break that came from the French Open for his wrist injury has definitely given him a chance to unwind. Continue reading Nadal Relaxes On His Birthday

Rafael Nadal doesn’t complain

Rafael Nadal is not the kind of person that you would too often see complaining, but, recently, he was pretty upset about the fact that he has not had the chance to play the Tour Finals on clay ever.

According to Nadal, it seems unfair to a player like him to always have to finish the season playing on a surface which is totally unfavourable to his style of play.

In an interview, Nadal was quoted as saying, “Somebody like me, I have never found the surface to my liking in the finals and I have been qualifying right since 2006. At times, you do feel it’s unfair.”

“I have no complaints with organizing it at 02 Arena. It’s great. Whenever I go to that venue, I get fascinated by the atmosphere. I enjoy myself every time, but, the only thing that I want is that we should look to prepare a clay surface there as well at times. It’s very much possible to do that.” Continue reading Rafael Nadal doesn’t complain

Rafael Nadal has had his dominance at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal has had his dominance at Roland Garros in the last decade. There has hardly been a player who has posed any sort of challenge to him on that surface. He has almost owned the Red Soil over there.

But, is the scenario going to be the same this season too? Well, nobody is quite sure about that, not even Nadal himself.

If Nadal walks away with another French Open title, it would be a world record. No one, in the history of the men’s game, has ever done that, that is, to claim ten Slam trophies at the same venue.

Also, the glory in France would take Nadal to no. 15 in terms of total Slam titles and thus, he would remain only two away from arguably the best of all time, Roger Federer.

But, the form that Nadal has shown from the start of 2015 till now, it does not guarantee another French Open success.

Yes, it’s the hard court season at the moment and clay would be different kettle of fish, but, still, watching Nadal play recently, anyone, who has followed him throughout his career, would say that it’s not quite the same player.

The main issue with Nadal is the lack of confidence. In some of the tournaments this season, it has looked as if that belief’s gone. He is not rating himself. He does not think he can win tournaments all over the world. In short, he has been slightly soft. Continue reading Rafael Nadal has had his dominance at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal -Spainard Season Win

The fans of Rafael Nadal would never have expected that the Spaniard would start the 2015 season with a defeat against a player who is at 128th position in the World rankings.

Michael Berrer, the 34-year old player from Germany, toppled Nadal in the opening round game of the ATP World Series tournament going on in Doha at the moment.

Nadal, whose career in the recent times have continuously got affected by injuries, would have been hoping to have some wins under his belt before he could go into the Australian Open, but, it wasn’t to be.

He started with a bang though against Berrer. The first set went in his favour in very quick time and it seemed it was just a matter of time before he could finish off the match.

But, Berrer, who is perhaps not as potent as Nadal as far as the skills are concerned, was in no mood to throw the towel in.

The veteran German came back fighting after that early set loss and he pushed the match to the decider.

The decider saw Nadal committing some ridiculous mistakes, but, still at the end, the Spaniard had the opportunity to get levelled up with his opponent.

Nadal could have broken Berrer’s serve in the 10th game in the final set to make it 5-5. He had a couple of break points, but, he was not at his usual best.

With a serve hold in that game there, Berrer marked the end of the match.

Nadal had been able to play very little in the last few months of the previous season because of injuries. So, the rhythm was missing a little bit there in his game and that, perhaps, was the main reason why he put on such a poor show.