“How the hell does this guy do that?” – An envious John McEnroe opens up about Rafael Nadal’s strong bond with his parents

John McEnroe, the American tennis veteran, is famous for his outspoken demeanor. He is never afraid to express his thoughts. So it’s quite an accomplishment to get recognition from someone like him who doesn’t have filters. A feat that Rafael Nadal has brought to the bench on several occasions in the past.

Furthermore, apart from McEnroe’s admiration for his incredible career, Nadal has also charmed him with his nature and values. The veteran recently spoke about the harmony the Spaniard maintains in his personal life.

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An enchanted McEnroe

After discussing the tremendous ability of the 22-time Grand Slam champion, McEnroe addressed how impressive he is in balancing his personal and professional life. He compared his own behavior towards his family with Nadal’s and said “It’s not that I didn’t love my parents, I did. At a certain point I didn’t want to have her around all the time anymore.”

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 5, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal bites the trophy to celebrate after winning the men’s singles final against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

After that, the seven-time Grand Slam champion added: “I’m amazed. I look at Nadal. They’re there all the time and I wonder how the hell does this guy do it? It seems like he’s in the family 24/7. It works very well for him. “

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The legendary Spaniard’s family are often present at his high-profile games. Although their presence in no way affects his performances. For example, in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, where he sustained a horrific abdominal injury, Nadal’s family asked him to leave the court. Despite this, he finished the match and emerged victorious.

A missed opportunity for Rafael Nadal

The former world No. 1 after securing a lead Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open reigned supreme on the clay courts of Paris. He outclassed Norwegian tennis ace Casper Ruud to lift the trophy and was on course to secure an unprecedented calendar grand slam.

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Thereafter, Nadal jumped onto the Wimbledon grass courts with a goal to win the grass-court major after over a decade. However, his quarterfinal injury against Taylor Fritz shattered his dreams and ended his chances of winning a Calender Grand Slam.

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