‘Wow, this kid is something else!’ – Australian legends recalls first Rafael Nadal impression



Pat Cash says his first impression of a 14-year-old Rafael Nadal was that he was ‘something else’ when they fist played. Cash was at the end of his career and faced Nadal in a match before the Spaniard had even turned pro. And while the former Wimbledon champion expected to turn up and win quite easily, he soon realised he was playing someone special. “Obviously, he didn’t hit the ball as hard then, but he played with the same intensity, topspin,” Cash recalled. “I was kind of...

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