Rafa Nadal is a character who transcends beyond tennis to become a world icon. So much so that, taking advantage of the fact that he has had to en
Rafa Nadal is a character who transcends beyond tennis to become a world icon. So much so that, taking advantage of the fact that he has had to end his tennis season due to the foot injury, two of the tournaments that are held in Spain, the National Open -from October 7 to 10- with the sponsorship of Acciona and the Mallorca Golf Open, a newly created tournament, from 21 to 23 of the same month, have scrutinized the possibility of incorporating it into the category of amateur guest to the list of great golfers who will be at the Villa de Madrid and Santa Ponsa Country Clubs, respectively.
Nadal has declined both offers because he can hardly be in optimal condition after undergoing the new foot therapy two weeks ago.
His handicap, -1.2, (which means that to fulfill it he has to play below the field) gives him even to make the leap to the professional field, something that does not fit into their plans, but what is not a reason for, as tennis players have done before Evgeni Kafelnikov, Scott Draper and Ivan Lendl; NFL player Tony romo or the NBA, Stephen Curry, do not want to go into the adventure of trying a day in a professional tournament starting from behind like everyone else.
A tennis swing
Several experts who have seen him play are amazed at how straight the ball moves. Unlike professional players, Nadal doesn’t handle spin like European Tour golfers do. His ‘swing’ which is not complete but tennis, raising the stick from behind only up to three quarters is very powerful. And competitive is plenty. In 2022?