‘Rafael Nadal hits the ball like no one else – his forehand is absolutely massive,’ says youngster

Rafael Nadal hits the ball like nobody else, says ATP youngster Marc Polmans after getting the chance to train with the Spaniard.

No man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal, who equalled Roger Federer’s record haul of 20 at the French Open earlier this year.

Polmans, the world number 124, has had the chance to train with Nadal multiple times now, and he says he is something very unique.

“It was seriously cool,” Polmans said of his time with Nadal.

“I’ve practised with him three or four times now and been lucky enough to train with him on his days off when he’s preparing for a match, so we’ve hit for up to two hours.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rafa Nadal (@rafaelnadal)

“Just the ball he hits is not quite the same as any other player I’ve faced. His forehand is absolutely massive.

“Having all his coaches on the court and hearing him discuss his game is just awesome.”

Nadal finished his season with a semi-final defeat to Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals but he has already started training for the upcoming 2021 season, which is most likely to begin in February for the Australian Open.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘Players like Jannik Sinner are not born every year,’ says Italian Davis Cup captain

Davis Cup captain Filippo Volandri has backed Jannik Sinner to became the greatest Italian player of all time. Sinner managed to play himself into the...

Simona Halep ‘not feeling 100 per cent’ as she withdraws from Dubai

Simona Halep has admitted that she is not quite ready to return to the court again after withdrawing from next week’s WTA 1000 tournament...

‘Mentally I’ve been really good since the pandemic,’ says Jessica Pegula as she beats Karolina Pliskova

Jessica Pegula has continued her excellent return to the court after the pandemic with yet another top 20 win, beating second seed Karolina Pliskova...

‘It’s a new reality’ – Matteo Berrettini lifts lid on rankings-related pressures in tennis

Matteo Berrettini has opened up on the immense personal pressures that come with becoming a top tennis player. The Italian has made huge strides in...

‘We may have to make the court faster,’ admits Richard Krajicek after Alexander Zverev complaints

Tournament director Richard Krajicek admitted Rotterdam may have to change following criticism from Alexander Zverev. Zverev crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday after he...

‘I may play the full clay court swing,’ says Andy Murray as he gives scheduling update

Andy Murray gave his clearest indicator yet that he is feeling fit as he confirmed playing a full clay court swing is an option...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here