What the world No 2 learned from Rafael Nadal

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World No 2 Iga Swiatek is recent off the again of her title win on the BNP Paribas Open and has been having a really profitable season to this point, however she’s admitted to trying as much as a 21 time Grand Slam champion for inspiration.
Not solely did the Romanian sweep up in California, however to this point this 12 months she’s already gained the Qatar Open, made it to the semi finals on the Australian Open and obtained to the identical stage on the Adelaide Worldwide.
The self proclaimed perfectionist used to wrestle when issues weren’t going proper in a match for her, so she began to have a look at how world No 3 Rafael Nadal reacted when he went behind in a sport and learnt that she successful doesn’t must look good.
😱Speechless…😱Brak słów…@BNPPARIBASOPEN pic.twitter.com/9UkompkMMm
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) March 20, 2022

“I believe simply getting older and extra skilled helped as a result of actually a couple of years in the past I didn’t even get the concept of being completely happy about successful ugly, I used to be like, what? That’s not potential. However proper now I wish to use the expertise of older gamers,” the 20-year-old revealed.
“I watched a whole lot of tennis previously two years and I’ve seen many comebacks and plenty of occasions the place Rafa for instance wasn’t enjoying his finest tennis however nonetheless he was discovering options, the final match I can discuss was the Australian Open last which was mind-blowing for me as a result of I used to be actually sitting within the stands and even I used to be like, oh I don’t suppose he’s going to return again it’s type of inconceivable.
“However he did it, that’s a lesson for all of us that we’ve obtained to maintain pushing and maintain preventing and maintain eager to get the options and getting higher – I believe these sorts of experiences and the large inspiration that I get from gamers gave me lots.”

Swiatek’s opponent on the Miami Open will not be identified for the time being because it’s a qualifier which hasn’t been determined but, however she is about to be on court docket on Friday for her opening spherical match.

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