Iga Swiatek suggests it’s nonetheless manner too early to speak about her probably replicating Rafael Nadal’s astonishing French Open success. Swiatek, who turned 21 simply 10 days in the past, turned a Grand Slam champion on the 2020 French Open.
Final 12 months, Swiatek captured her second title at Roland Garros. This 12 months, Swiatek has been via to a different French Open last. If Swiatek beats Karolina Muchova within the French Open last, she could have three French Open titles by the age of 21.
In the meantime, Swiatek’s idol Rafael Nadal is a document 14-time French Open champion.
Swiatek if she may replicate Nadal’s French Open success
“Nicely, I would not say that sort of motivation, it is my type, you understand. I am extra of an individual who simply attempt to do her finest daily and hope for the most effective.
I simply attempt to compete, you understand, preserve it cool 12 months by 12 months and simply do all the things step-by-step. So, I wasn’t actually considering that. However, no, like Rafa, what he did and what he is nonetheless doing, it is fairly wonderful. I by no means sort of knew that it is gonna be potential for me.
So, it was completely out of my attain, if I can say that. And, you understand, nonetheless he performed so properly so a few years, I do not know if it is going to be potential for me,” Swiatek mentioned, per Sportskeeda. Earlier this 12 months, Swiatek suffered some stunning losses.
However on the French Open, Swiatek is delivering. After beating Beatriz Haddad Maia to progress into the French Open last, Swiatek revealed her mindset. “I am engaged on having an strategy of proceed to win and never defend. I do not wish to be passive as No.
1. I am glad to be right here. I do not know whether or not reduction is an effective feeling though I do really feel it a little bit,” Swiatek mentioned.