Franulovic “there will never be another Rafael Nadal”

In clay courts, it’s clear there will be so hard to find a player to replace Rafael Nadal

The 17 Grand Slam titles winner had so many record on clay which can be said as next

  • won 81 consecutive matches on clay
  • 46-win streak at the Monte-Carlo Masters
  • 11 Titles in Roland Garros
  • 79-2 win/lose at the French Open
  • 24 clay Masters 1000 titles
  • 57 titles on clay Open Era record
  • 11/11 finals won at Roland Garros
  • won 5+ titles at three clay tournaments
  • Reached at least one Masters 1000 final for 14 consecutive years
  • 8+ titles at two tournaments ( Monte Carlo / Rome )
  • 9+ finals in each of 3 different tournaments
  • 12 finals at one tournament (Monte Carlo)
  • Won Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, and Roland Garros in the same year
  • 7 years winning both titles – Monte Carlo & Rome

read This is what Toni Nadal said about Rafa’s retirement

In an interview with We Love Tennis website Franulovic mentioned that there will not be another Nadal

There will be not a Nadal’s heir as a player or character It’s impossible to find a new Nadal on clay.”

“There are less clay-courts specialists, on the contrary of what you could see in the past with Spaniards or Italians.

“The current Tour makes you flexible. [Novak] Djokovic plays well on clay the way he does on hard

or grass, as well as [Alexander] Zverev and [Dominic] Thiem as well who just won in Indian Wells.”

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