So I'd kind of assumed all young Spanish tennis players would idolise Nadal given that he's their countryman but interesting reading about Eduard Guell, born 1998, who's the junior Spanish and junior European champion and appears to be promising for his age. Gave an interview to a Spanish magazine and said:
How do you define within the track?
R. On the track I define myself as an attacking player, always trying to find the winning shot, although recent years have learned to defend and work more points. I consider myself a player with good attitude both on and off the track.
Q. What type of track you prefer?
R. prefer the hard court, but I like dirt, I'm pretty versatile, and I adapt to the two very easily. Normally I train on hard courts, but I usually compete more on the ground, so I'm used to playing on it.
P. Do you have references?
R. Roger Federer I also really like Bernard Tomic
R. Because I like his technique, his attitude on the track, elegance, and poise.Tomic I like because it's a different player from the rest is fun to watch.
P. Do you think that after Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro and the rest is a generation gap?
R.. Maybe, but we are talking of a time with a very high level, and it is normal in the coming years down a bit. Although we have been pushing back hard and believe and hope that we will continue to give joy to our courts.
P. What do you think all they have achieved Federer, Djokovic and Nadal?
R. That is spectacular and very difficult to repeat. Federer is the best player that ever lived, is breaking all records and I think he still has here to stay. Nadal, Roland Garros almost seven straight and speak for themselves and Djokovic not much to say, with only remember that in the first ten months of last season lost only three games, I think that's enough.
P..Do you encourage success for Nadal to move on?
R. Progress motivates me, my work every day and see it reflected both in my game and in the results. I like Nadal's mental strength to deal with the matches and the key to the game situations.
P. Who is the best player in history to you?
R . Roger Federer.
So an attacking Spanish player who prefers hard courts and has Federer as his idol, rather than Nadal, despite growing up in the Nadal era. Interesting to see how this kid does - think Toni won't let him get far after this insolence.