Nadal: “Adoravo le sfide tra Agassi e Sampras, talento e tattica erano più importanti in campo di quanto non lo siano ora”
Rafa Nadal racconta al magazine giapponese Sport quanto abbia amato le leggendarie sfide tra Agassi e Sampras, decisive per farlo diventare il campione capace d
For those that don't speak Italian:
Nadal: "I loved the matches between Agassi and Sampras, talent and tactics were more important on the court than they are now".
Edit: more fragments translated and added later:
"I was a huge fan of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, I loved watching their games against each other" says Rafa...
"The matches between them were very stimulating, as they are two very different players. They gave us magical moments of tennis, matches engraved in the history of the game and in my memory “.
"I would like tennis to still be played like in that era. Why? Because the game was based more on feeling, talent, tactics, there were more facets, each match was more complex than today, where everything is based on power and speed. That was a magical game. At the time, talent and tactics were more important on the court than they are now".
"There was attack and defense, it was necessary to work in longer rallies before winning the point, or other times there was a real, strong, direct attack. The game used to put you to the test more, both in your patience and skill".