“Helps Me to Comeback to the Competition”: Rafael Nadal Reveals Key to Rejuvenating Himself

Published 06/09/2021, 2:18 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarter final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Taking a break and freshening your mind is essential for every human being. The same goes for Rafael Nadal, fighting for yet another French Open title, who loves to take time off the pitch.

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The Spaniard is still one of the best in the sport even after playing for almost two decades. The numbers are staggering for El Nino as he has won a whopping 20 Grand Slam titles, of which 13 have come on the Parisian clay.

Rafael Nadal discusses the importance of nature

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During a recent interactive session with fans conducted by Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal opened up about his life, tennis, and much more. One of his fans couldn’t help but ask about the influence of nature in his life.

A fan wanted to know whether spending time away from the sport and with nature helps him regain his confidence and focus. Rafa was happy to reply to the question as he proudly said that he has always been close to nature.

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As Nadal is from Mallorca, which is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, he has always been fond of oceans.

“I love being away with my people, my friends, my family in special places in nature and that normally helps me to come back to the competition with positive feelings.”

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Nadal says that bonding with nature helps him to recharge his batteries and enter a competition with a positive feeling. However, keeping up a positive attitude before entering a tournament is as hard as it can get because the thoughts of the previous competition will still float in his mind.

Over the past few years, Nadal was unfortunate because of his injuries which sidelined him for many matches. In those times, it was the vacations and the time off that Nadal took to connect with his surroundings that enabled him to come back much stronger.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021. Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter-final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Rafael Nadal will face the Italian sensation Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the French Open. It won’t be an easy outing for the Spaniard as the Italian teenager has shown his boundless energy to win matches that matter. Berrettini, on the other hand, is having a good open so far as he is part of the final eight of Roland Garros.

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