Rafael Nadal: "Nick Kyrgios has the talent to beat anyone"

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Rafael Nadal: "Nick Kyrgios has the talent to beat anyone"

Rafael Nadal has landed in Australia to take part in the United Cup, the new competition that combines the ATP and WTA Tours and will officially open the 2023 tennis season. The Spanish champion has all the will and ambition to repeat the incredible start shown in 2022, in which he too managed to win the Australian Open for the second time in his career.

This time the Spanish tennis star will play a few matches with his country's shirt to prepare for the prestigious event in Melbourne.

Rafael Nadal: "Nick Kyrgios has the talent to beat anyone"

The number 2 in the world ranking presented himself at a press conference on the eve of the start of the year, declaring: "The start of the season is always exciting.

For everyone it is new, with doubts about how things will go. Even if I've been on the court for I don't know how many seasons, the beginnings are always different. I have the maximum motivation to start well. This is why trust is always important.

The last few months have not been easy for me. The important thing now is to recover the positive sensations on the pitch to be competitive. I'm ready to make that happen." The praise addressed to Nick Kyrgios, who due to his forfeit he won't face during the United Cup: "I know he doesn't like playing at Roland Garros too much, it's the only tournament that seems to be where he doesn't want to be.

He made it to the final at Wimbledon, he came close in New York… I think he has a lot of chances to win any tournament he plays. He has all the talent, all the weapons to beat any player. He absolutely can do it." Rafa also returned to talk about Novak Djokovic: "Nole is here in Australia. He's good for tennis, probably also for the fans. The best players on the court always win."

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