Rafael Nadal Subtly Describes ‘Change Is the Only Constant in Life’

Published 10/20/2021, 3:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)


Rafael Nadal is currently recovering from his foot injury. After a shocking defeat at the semi-finals of the French Open 2021, the 20-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from Wimbledon, and eventually from the US Open as well. Staying productive in his time-off, Nadal recently attended a worldwide conference on education, technology, and innovation.

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The Spaniard conveyed the importance of education and setting up goals. Nadal went on to express his perspectives on today’s technological era and people. He says it’s important to be around an optimistic group of people.

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Rafael Nadal attended the enlightED 2021 Hybrid Edition

The former World No.1, Rafael Nadal recently stressed out many important subjects at the telecommunications company, Telefonica’s conference.

Rafael Nadal emphasized the significance of setting goals in one’s life. The Spaniard compared his training sessions to explain better. Rafael Nadal said he wakes up every morning “eager to learn,” and is always concentrating on improving himself.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Rafael Nadal of Spain talks during a Kia Key handover ceremony at Federation Square ahead of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Furthermore, he continued, “Working and training for the sake of training, without any goal to get better… makes no sense. It’s boring.” Rafael Nadal, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career, has clearly cracked the formula of improving every day. He seemed to be describing, in his own words, the adage ‘change is the only constant’.

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Nadal preferred people over technology

The 35-years old then put the spotlight on today’s vast technology era. He understands that there’s a transformation of technology, but it’s equally essential to be around positive people to succeed in life.

MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 09: Rafa Nadal attends ’42Madrid’, the programming campus without classes, without teachers and without books that Fundación Telefónica has just opened at Fundacion Telefonica’ on October 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Abraham Caro Marin/Getty Images)

He quoted, “Nothing will ever be the same again. Education has also changed. Technology is good and it has always been that way, but as long as people are put at the center. It is not a world of machines, it is a world of people”. Lastly, he concluded, “If you surround yourself with great people, it will be much easier to succeed.”

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As of now, there are no concrete updates about Rafa’s much-awaited return to the ATP tour. Hopefully, the Spaniard will be looking to improve on his tally and go for the elusive 21st Grand Slam title in 2022.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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