Sebastian Korda, the American youngster, talks about his admiration and the desire to ‘challenge’ the king of the clay court, Rafael Nadal in future tournaments.
The 34-year-old played against the American player in the fourth round of last season’s French Open. The Spaniard won the match with a score of 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, and Rafa further claimed his 13th Roland Garros title.
The World No. 65 got knocked out of the Grand Slam, but Korda was still happy because of getting the chance to play against his idol. The American still wishes to play more matches against Rafa. Therefore, Korda reported in a recent interview, “I hope he will continue to play tennis for a long time to come because I would like to have another opportunity to challenge him.”
Rafael Nadal in the 2021 season
The Spanish Raging Bull lost his form because of the shortened 2020 season and fewer appearances in the sport. Therefore, Nadal failed to make a mark at the Australian Open and the Monte Carlo Masters this year.
World No. 3 intends to take part in the 2021 French Open. But Rafa claimed after the 1000 circuit at Monte Carlo, he’s still not in his peak form and morale to win the prestigious French tournament. He further mentioned winning a tournament will make it ‘easier‘ for him to claim his 14th French title.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) April 26, 2021
The Spaniard went for a training session to improve his performance. Later he took part in the Barcelona Open and faced Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals. Further, the Spaniard won the match with a score of 6-4, 6 (6)-7 (8), 7-5, and claimed his first title in 2021.
Rafael Nadal is back to his training session for the upcoming Roland Garros. We might witness Rafa continuing his legacy on the Frech clay court.
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