Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Spanish Island discussed on 60 Minutes

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Again set at country clubs in on barbers lawns Rafael Nadal broke that mold when she cracked the sport's top ten as a teenager all muscle tanks and long hair next week at the improbable age of thirty three he enters the Australian Open it's the world's number one ranked player adding to his case as the greatest player of all time but it all doesn't play tennis so much as he works it blistering the ball with annihilating force lacing it with somersaulting topspin in imposing his will on the opponent is relentless approaches strikingly effective in strikingly at odds with the vibe on the Spanish island where he was born leaves now invalid never to leave it all invited us to his home town last month during what passes for an off season in tennis five weeks most players used to rest up before the start of a new season but often the dollar we found him blasting away at practice every morning deploying his lefty forehand double fisted backing every bit as dialed in as he is during his match such is his intensity it all requires to sparring partners is made because once the world's number one ranked player himself he struggled it was easy the dog joked the full.

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