Rafael Nadal is one of the most prolific tennis players of all time. The “King of Clay” has won a total of 14 Grand Slam titles until now, 9 of these titles being won at the French Open. Unfortunately, Rafa has been going through a rough patch for a while. But this doesn’t mean that the player won’t make another miraculous comeback and retake his position among the 3 best players in the ATP rankings. If you want to find out why we predict that Rafael Nadal will make a comeback, most probably starting with this year’s French Open, read the following lines.
1. Experience is on his side
The 29-year-old tennis player has 15 years of experience on his side. Since he turned pro in 2001, he has been one of the most loved and appreciated tennis players of all time. The left-handed Spanish player has given tennis fans a lot of unforgettable moments up to now. As we mentioned before, he has won 14 Grand Slam titles. He got the nickname “King of Clay” due to the fact that he won 9 of his Grand Slam titles at the French Open. In addition, he has won 28 titles in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. Therefore, a player with his experience definitely has what it takes to make a comeback.
2. Clay will help him enter back in shape
The next important event in the tennis world in 2016 is the French Open. As we already discussed, clay is the surface on which Nadal plays his best quality tennis. The Spanish player is going to do the best he can to retake his title at this Grand Slam. After all, he is the only tennis player to win this event 9 times, and he surely wants to add another title to the collection as fast as possible. A lot of people predict that Novak Djokovic will be the one who takes the title this year, but he proved us all last year when he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final that he isn’t a great clay player. Therefore, there is no actual obstacle in front of Rafa if he plays his usual tennis on clay.
3. He is one of the most ambitious tennis players
What no one can deny about Rafael Nadal is that he is a very ambitious player that doesn’t let emotions take over when he’s on the tennis court. His efficient game is all due to the fact that he plays every point like it’s the last one. This tactic makes him invincible when he’s in a good day because he treats the game with seriosity, a trait that a lot of tennis players lack. His intelligence, speed, and strength, combined with the fact that he doesn’t get cocky on the tennis court, and he treats every point with maximum seriosity will surely help the amazing Spanish player make a miraculous comeback. Who knows, by the end of the season he might even be the number 1 player in the ATP rankings again.