Tiger Woods heaps praise on ‘extraordinary’ Rafael Nadal
Tiger Woods has praised Rafael Nadal for his competitiveness ahead of the latter’s upcoming return to the ATP Tour following injury.
Golf legend Tiger Woods has praised tennis superstar Rafael Nadal for his competitiveness ahead of the latter’s upcoming return to the ATP Tour following injury.
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Nadal missed a large part of his 2023 campaign after he sustained a hip injury during his second round defeat at the Australian Open in January – which ironically is touted to be the tournament where he will make a comeback to the tour.
According to the ATP Tour website, Woods revealed his thoughts on the 22-time Grand Slam winner’s imminent return, heaping him with praise.
“Well, I think what Rafa, what he’s done is extraordinary,” said the 15-time major winner.
“I mean, he won the Australian Open on a broken foot. The guy is beyond tough and beyond competitive.”
Woods, 47, was speaking at a press conference ahead of the Hero World Challenge, where he is also making his competitive return since withdrawing from the Masters in April due to injury.
Rafael Nadal recently confirmed his comeback to the tour and revealed that full details about his schedule for the upcoming 2024 season would be announced soon.