'I’ve never seen anyone like him'- John McEnroe heaps praise on Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player is at his peak even at the age of 36. 2008 was his year as he won gold for Spain at Olympics that year

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Spanish Tennis player, Rafael Nadal is still one of the best in the business even at the age of 36. 2008 was his breakthrough year as he won gold for Spain at the Beijing Olympics in men's singles. He became number one in 2008 for the first time after defeating Roger Federer in the final of Wimbledon. Nadal has won a record 21 Grand Slam singles titles and 36 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles. He has also won 90 ATP singles titles.

Former Grand Slam champion John McEnroe, recently, heaped praise on Nadal and labelled him as 'insane'. He advised the young players to look up to him as a perfect example. Nadal is an inspiration for a lot of young Tennis stars who are yet to get a break in their careers.

The upcoming Spanish Tennis star idolizes Rafael Nadal and has spoken about it a million times. Jaume Munar, once, said that Nadal had great impact in his life as a Tennis player during his times at the academy.

"I’ve never seen anyone like him. I thought Jimmy Connors tried hard until I saw Rafael Nadal, this is insane. And that’s the greatest quality he has, by far. I mean, the guy’s an unbelievable player, we all know that. But the fact that he can go out there and give that type of effort, you know, match in and match out, game in and game out, is something that people aspire to, but it’s very difficult to do," McEnroe said to Tennis365.

John McEnroe added that it is difficult to do what Nadal is doing. He added that Nadal had been giving his best in every single game he played till now.

"Otherwise, everyone would do it. I mean, you just say, well go to Nick Kyrgios and say ‘go out and give an effort, you’ll be No 2, No 3 in the world. Well, if it was that easy, I guess he would do it. But you know, for him, it isn’t," McEnroe added.

Rafael Nadal has been in great form for the most of his career. He has maintained his peak for a long time now and is idolized by a lot of people. Tennis star, Iga Swiatek, once, said, "Rafael Nadal has always been my idol,"

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