Tommy Paul headlines the 2023 North American swing despite not winning a single event. Mostly because he broke Carlos Alcaraz’s 14-match winning streak by beating him for the second year in a row at the Canadian Masters tournament. So much so that he even won one ATP title in his career. But he is currently ranked 13th in the world.
Many believe that Tommy Paul is the clean air that American male tennis players need. Due to his aggressive style of play, which included accurate big serve with many unpredictable shots on the baseline and net, however, Paul’s growth had a significant connection with Rafael Na. Dal, as many tennis enthusiasts noticed him outside of the United States.
When Paul fearlessly clashes with Nadal in Paris
While critics felt that Tommy Paul also had to work hard to stay ahead of lower-ranked players. But the American proved to be a ‘Giant Killer’ when it came to beating players above him. One of his victims was Raphael. Nadal on the indoor hardcourt in Paris in November 2022 in the second round. The 22-time Grand Slam champion is expected to win easily, although he doesn’t play much in tennis. two months before
And Nadal went straight into business, as he has done for years, winning the first set 6-3. Nadal uses a magical forehand. He runs backwards and makes a sudden turn as Tommy Paul expects the ball to pass the Spaniard or go directly into the net. That moment came in the second set when Paul led 4-3 and Nadal served.
But things worked out great for Tommy. Paul’s take on the bounce is his ability to play shots that are too deep at the base line. which made Raphael Nadal had to be on the defensive. It forces Nadal to react using the speed of the ball, but it’s inconvenient. Paul’s ability to set score works on indoor surfaces as he still has to react to anything Nadal throws at him, on top. base line or close to the service line on the net
Tommy Paul won the tie-break in the second set 7-6. That seemed to take a lot off Nadal, who was clearly struggling physically to match a player 10 years younger than him on the surface, who Hasn’t been to his liking over the years either. The third set went so fast that it shocked the Parisian audience. Paul won 6-1 and it was the biggest comeback of his career so far.
after the race Paul was referenced in the post-match press conference. He revealed how he would play against someone as strong as Nadal.
“It might be my best win. Obviously I’m motivated for the matchup because it’s always interesting when you play one of the big three. I played with him for the second time. But the first time I was really nervous. It’s weird. I’m really not nervous this time. I was very relaxed going to court and the day before. I think it plays a role.
“I came out playing pretty well, he got the first set, but I felt like I was playing pretty well from the jump. I think when I first served I’m playing well.”
Tommy Paul Rankings and Top 10 Wins
Tommy Paul is currently ranked 13th on the ATP Tour, possibly before or during the US Open depending on his performance in Grand Slam. Paul is second only to Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe in the world rankings when it comes to America’s men’s singles players. At 27, he has proven to be more than just a handful on the hardcourt. He also reached the semi-finals of the 2023 Australian Open only to lose to the great Novak Djokovic.
When it comes to beating top 10 players, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz aren’t the only ones Tommy Paul has beaten. Zinner, as well as Fritz, Tiefo and Andrey Rublev from Russia. Paul has also been ranked No. 3 in the world in 2022, Alexandra. Der Zverev
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