French Open 2022: Lessons From Rafael Nadal’s Career Helped Me Improve As Player Feels Iga Swiatek

Paris: Polish tennis star and French Open winner on Saturday, Iga Svitek says the lessons she has gained from her professional career with Spanish legend Rafael Nadal have helped her improve as a player.Also Read – Live Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Rudd Final, French Open 2022: Nadal is world No. 1 for 14th title. 8 confronts Rudd

Swiatek lifted her second French Open singles trophy in her classic clay-court season, beating American youngster Coco Gouf 6-1, 6-3. Read also – Alexander Zverev reveals that he has several torn ligaments after turning his right foot against Rafael Nadal against SF

Swiatek, who has won 35 consecutive matches by tying Venus Williams for the best winning series of the century, said Nadal’s success and failure after the match has helped shape his own way of life on the tour. according to atptour.com. Read more – Coco Gough promised ‘different outcome’ the next time he meets Iga Swiotek

Nadal has won a record 21 Grand Slam titles, and the Spaniards will advance to a record 22nd major if they win at Roland Garros on Sunday.

“One of the best things I can learn from him (Nadal) is how cool he is about what’s going on around him,” Sviatek said. “Because sometimes in our heads, I think many players overestimate everything. We’re treating those finals … (if) we lose suddenly, our lives are worse,” the Polish player quoted by atptour.com.

“I feel like all these great champions, they admit they can lose. I remember when Rafa lost in the semifinals last year (at the French Open), the next day I met him at breakfast at the hotel, and told him I was crying the whole evening because he lost.

“They were like, ‘Oh, it’s just a tennis match. You win, you lose. It’s normal.’

Nadal, who will be chasing a record 14th Roland Garros against Norway’s Casper Rudd, has praised Swiatek.

“When someone like her wins tournaments and wins with these results, I mean, that’s special, isn’t it?” Nadal said in his pre-tournament press at Roland Garros.

Nadal said: “It was a big surprise (2020) when she first won here a few years ago. But the way she’s playing this year is irresistible. .

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