Tennis expert Greg Rusedski called Rafael Nadal a “superhuman” in terms of mentality, saying he is a man who doesn’t quit.
Nadal made history at the Australian Open when he beat Daniil Medvedev in a hotly-contested final to win his 21st Grand Slam. With the win, he jumped Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time standings, becoming the most successful tennis player to have ever played.
Fans were ecstatic regarding his win, especially the nature of the win. Having found himself two sets down, he rallied back and took the next three to win the match and the trophy.
As a result, Rusedski called Nadal a “superhuman” in mentality, saying his determination and grit were on another level.
In an interview with The Age as quoted by Tennis World USA, Rusedski said, “I always said that Djokovic would end up with more Grand Slams and I still think the same. He is the best.
“The only place where Federer is dangerous is Wimbledon and we don’t know how he will be physically. Possibly Nadal will win the 22nd Grand Slam at Roland Garros.”
No. 21’s the best one
“It (the 21st Grand Slam) has been without a doubt the greatest achievement that Nadal has achieved in his sports career,” the Englishman continued.
“It was an incredible final, one of the best Grand Slam finals in the history of tennis, not only because of its historical importance, but also because of the quality and intensity for more than five hours.
“He had only won one Australian Open during his entire career, and very few thought he would win the tournament and what is more surprising, having won the title 21 before Djokovic. Nadal is that guy who never gives up. He’s superhuman from a mental point of view.”