‘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.


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“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.

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