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Rafael Nadal tennis described as 'more fun' than that of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Roland Garros

Mats Wilander says he finds Rafael Nadal more 'run' to watch than rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Nadal won the French Open last week to claim a 14th Roland Garros crown and a record-extending 22nd major.

In many ways it was an unusual tournament for Nadal, though, with Felix Auger-Aliassime taking him to five sets and both Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev causing him serious problems.

However, Wilander said he does not necessarily mind that, explaining that he is now seeing far more 'personality' in Nadal's shots than he ever has before.

"The older I get, the more I enjoy watching him play," Wilander told L'Equipe of Nadal.

"We see that he trusts his variations more than when he was 22 or 23 years old. I find his tennis more fun than Roger's or Novak's.

"With Roger, everything seems easy. It's simple and aesthetic. Rafa is different: his true personality arises when the racquet hits the ball.

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"Of course, the beginning and the end of the motion are not as fluid as with Roger. But the contact with the ball is so pure, his touch on the ball is so extraordinary that I am blown away.

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"I've always loved its intensity and emotional involvement. But before, there was a repetitive aspect to his game. We knew exactly how he was going to win the point. And we knew he would win 6-2 6-2 6-2.

"Now he creates uncertainty: what will he do on the next move? It's like watching Federer when he was at his best. I no longer want to commentate on his matches, I just want to watch him play."

Rafael Nadal is now halfway to a calendar Grand Slam after winning both the Australian Open and French Open this year.

However, he says he will skip Wimbledon if he is unable to find a solution to his chronic foot injury.

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