The Japanese Taro Daniel affirmed this Thursday that Spain is the base of his game after beating the British Andy Murray in the second round of the Australian Open by a triple 6-4.
“Spain is the base of my game. I was there for ten years so I can say that I was raised in Spanish. The tactics, the way I hit, the way I lived… Everything was Spanish & rdquor ;, she explained at a press conference.
“I don’t think I would have made it to the pros if I had stayed in Japan or California. I feel 30% Spanish & rdquor ;, he commented after certifying the pass to a third round of ‘major’ competition for the first time in his career.
“This victory is right there with that of Djokovic in Indian Wells. Today I played better than that time, but maybe the best rival Djokovic It’s better because it’s the biggest & rdquor ;, added the Japanese who will face the winner of the match against the Italian in the next round Jannik Sinner and the american Steve Johnson.
“I started living there when I was thirteen years old. At first it was difficult but from the second year, when I managed to speak Spanish fluently, it was better & rdquor ;, he remembered about his stage in Valencia.
“Then I began to understand the culture, how tennis was played there, how to relate to people because in Europe it takes time to get used to it. After that, it becomes your favorite site & rdquor ;, concluded the New York-born tennis player who reached the final phase after qualifying in the previous phase.