Rafael Nadal is ‘the classiest and most humble champion of any sport,’ says John McEnroe


John McEnroe has hailed Rafael Nadal as ‘the classiest, humblest champion of any sport’ after his superb Australian Open run.

Nadal noticed his 2021 season decimated by a foot damage, with him enjoying only one event after the French Open in Could.

He has returned to the ATP Tour this season admitting he had low expectations of himself as a result of damage, however has performed his method into a significant ultimate, in addition to profitable the Melbourne Summer season Set earlier this month.

Nadal will now get the prospect to tug forward of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and win a twenty first main, and McEnroe admits he’s in awe of what the Spaniard has achieved already through the Australian Open.

“I don’t know what it means for the historical past of tennis, these guys are simply unbelievable what they maintain doing,” McEnroe informed Eurosport.

“It began out as an entire and utter practice wreck with Djokovic when he was down there an all we have been speaking about was him and the way he was the man who was going to go and make historical past and break the document however they forgot to say that Rafael Nadal was there who hasn’t performed in six months.

“Who’s the final man who didn’t play for six months after which went on to win the Australian Open? His title was Roger Federer.

“Impulsively issues have fallen into place for Rafa who must be the humblest, classiest champion of just about any athlete I’ve ever seen in any sport.

“It’s well-deserved for a man to do that like Rafa Nadal, you may see how a lot it meant to him to get to the finals once more.”

Rafael Nadal will face Daniil Medvedev within the ultimate on Sunday.

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