“I saw Rafael Nadal play!” Ángel García Muñiz, from the Cope network, shouted to the point of dysphonia.
Despite the great references that Spanish sport has had in history, the Iberian press does not doubt it: Rafael Nadal is the greatest athlete of all time born in those lands. And each conquest of the manacorí returns to excite not only the fans but also those who are in charge of writing or narrating.
Angel Garcia Muñiz, rapporteur for the Cope chain and author of a book on Rafa, was no exception and his words decorated the transmission. His words were captured in a video that quickly began to circulate on social networks.
“I saw Rafael Nadal play and you will never believe what I saw! The 13th is here! The 13th! Boys and girls of the world, believe me: there was a time when Rafa Nadal did not win Roland Garros “, said in the consecration.
“Others won it. I am not lying to you. It was many, many years ago. It is true. You were not born. In 2020, the 20th arrived,” the rapporteur continued.
“What 13 or bad luck! But if this guy laughs at bad luck! With cold, injuries, hard balls, closed roofs,” he listed, praising the achievement of a Nadal who has effectively battled multiple physical problems (almost 25 in just over 15 years of career), especially on his knees.
“2020 came and now yes, looking at the eyes … ‘I’m here, Roger’“The Spaniard was also encouraged to launch on account of the fact that his compatriot reached 20 Grand Slams conquered by the Swiss Federer.
And García closed, with his stamp and Spanish pride on the surface and a well-sought rhyme as a resource: “Ladies and gentlemen, let the whole of Spain shout it, Don Rafael Nadal Parera!”