Casey Dellacqua names Brad Pitt as her favorite movie star, but it’s Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal, and not the Hollywood hunk, who makes her heart race on the tennis court.
The Australian girl, who has reached the French Open last 32 for the first time, believes she has everything to learn from watching the Roland Garros master, a fellow left-hander.
“I can’t hit the ball as heavy because I don’t have the guns and the muscles like he does,” says the 23-year-old from Perth. “But he patents a play. I’m always watching lefties, Patty Schnyder and a lot of the girls and how they work the ball. I think I’ve learned a lot from that and from previous French Opens. You see Nadal and being a lefty, it’s just awesome. I can watch him and also feel how I could possibly play as well.”
Unfortunately she was defeated today by Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3. Definitely Spaniards are fatal to her, this or that way...