The prophetic words of Almagro from Murcia about the career of Rafa Nadal


The prophetic words of Almagro from Murcia about the career of Rafa Nadal

The tennis player predicted the future of the genius from Manacor in a match at Roland Garros in 2008 and social networks again remember this moment

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal is undoubtedly one of the most famous and successful athletes in history. At the age of 35, he returns to the semi-finals of what could be described as his favorite tournament, Roland Garros. The man from Manacor is considered the king of clay courts and returns to this tournament every year with the same ambition as the first time.

Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals with a 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 victory over the Serb in a very close match. The Spaniard has managed to achieve a record 110 wins in 113 matches played in the Paris tournament. The win against Djokovic was this Tuesday, May 31, 2022, but it could have been almost every year since Nadal first stepped up to this Grand Slam.

In 2008, Murcian tennis player Nico Almagro faced Nadal in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. Desperate for the few options the Manacor man gave him in that game, Almagro relieved himself with his coach and the rest of the coaching staff in the sixteen. “He is going to win Roland Garros 40 years in a row. He turns 65 and will continue to win Roland Garros,” said the Murcian resignedly. A few words that now return to the minds of fans and followers of the tennis player.

The match ended with a loss to the Murcian 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1 and a stunning victory for Nadal, who took the trophy and several more later. Almagro’s message, which at the time caused more than one smile, is now returning to social networks to remind us that Rafa Nadal is the best in the world and that he has shown it amply over all these years. This was acknowledged by Almagro on his social networks after Nadal defeated Djokovic in the quarterfinals. “And he’s not a favorite to win… if he becomes one, they’ll change the flag of France for Nadal’s logo.”

Almagro’s words in 2008 were the result of helplessness and despair, but it is curious that Nadal seems determined to lessen the exaggeration of the well-known ‘Almagro prophecy’. For the time being, the Spaniard still has to beat Zverev in the semifinals this Friday at 2:45 pm.

Nadal already has 13 of the 40 Roland Garros that Almagro predicted in his ‘prophecy’, but he still has until the age of 65 to deliver this feat. Nadal can continue to please the Spanish sport next Sunday and add another title to his already legendary record.

Source: La Verdad


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