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    Iga Swiatek Finds Calm In Nadal Perspective | ATP Tour

    Two-time girls’s Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek is blazing her personal path on the prime {of professional} tennis however says that classes drawn from her idol Rafael Nadal have helped maintain her dizzying success in perspective.

    After claiming her thirty fifth consecutive match win and sixth consecutive title Saturday in opposition to Coco Gauff in Paris, the Pole stated that watching how Nadal has confronted success and failure had helped to form her personal method to the highs and lows of life on tour.

    “I believe the most effective factor I can be taught from him is how he is cool about what is going on on round him,” Swiatek stated. “As a result of generally in our heads, I believe many gamers are overanalysing all the things. We deal with these finals… [that] if we’re gonna lose instantly, our life is unhealthy.

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    “I really feel like all these nice champions, they type of settle for that they could lose. I keep in mind even final 12 months when Rafa misplaced in semi-finals, I met him coincidentally subsequent day, at breakfast within the lodge, and I stated to him that I used to be crying mainly the entire night as a result of he misplaced.

    “He was, like, ‘Oh, it is only a tennis match. You win, you lose. It is regular’. Not all people can try this and simply deal with these huge moments as one other match.”

    Nadal, who on Sunday will chase record-extending 14th Roland Garros and twenty second Grand Slam titles in opposition to Casper Ruud, has been filled with reward for Swiatek.

    “When any person like her is successful the tournaments and is successful with these outcomes, I imply, it is one thing particular, no?” Nadal stated in his pre-tournament presser at Roland Garros.

    “It was an enormous shock most likely the primary time, that couple of years in the past when she gained right here. However the best way that she’s enjoying this 12 months appears unstoppable… I’m simply blissful for her. She’s very spontaneous and pure woman. Is sweet to have ladies like this, good folks like her having success.”


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