Strength and conditioning coach Eric Hernandez believes Daniil Medvedev is the best mover of the tour and adds that it’s impressive how Rafael Nadal moves at the age of 35. Medvedev, ranked No. 2 in the world, has been with Hernandez since 2014 and the Russian has since become one of the best-prepared players on this tour.
Nadal, who will turn 36 in June, has always prepared exceptionally well, as his style of play requires extraordinary preparation. “I focus very much on the legs and the movement of the legs, because they are the most important thing to me.
It is not easy to hit someone [other than Daniil Medvedev] Because, to me, it’s probably the best when it comes to movement. On the court,” Hernandez said on Sportskeed’s The Functional Tennis Podcast. someone loves [Rafael] Nadal [is great too].
He is a legend in sports and he can move incredibly even though he is much older. Last January, Nadal beat Medvedev in the historic Australian Open final to win his 21st Grand Slam title.
Nadal has been out of action since Indian Wells
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10 Arnaud Clement spoke about how he found it “unusual” for Rafael Nadal to always be “so polite”. “What I find unusual about Rafa is that he was always a player, with his entourage, [who is] “Very polite,” Clement said.
“Always comes to say hi, he comes to shake hands with himself winning four grand slams, championships every week, masters 1000 all the time. I don’t remember where she was, the day after one of his big wins, we were in the hotel lobby and then he sees me, our eyes meet, make it a gesture small to greet him and then cross the entire hall to shake my hand.”
The Frenchman also admitted that he would find it difficult to act like the Mallorcans if he was in office. “I’ve always found that unusual,” Clement added. ‘I said to myself ‘You, Arno, I think you are a fairly healthy person, but if you were going through the same thing as he, would you have crossed the hall or would you have simply made a small nod of the hand or the head? I think I know the answer.’
Rafael Nadal is exceptional, he is very simple. Meanwhile, Nadal has been out of action since his final defeat at Indian Wells to Taylor Fritz. The 35-year-old has a rib injury and has already missed the Miami Open, Monte Carlo Masters, and the Barcelona Open.