“I am Not a Big Fan of Advices” – Rafael Nadal

Published 02/08/2020, 3:36 PM EST


Tennis fans around the globe witnessed Rafael Nadal giving advice to his teammates at the 2019 Laver Cup. However, to everyone’s surprise, Nadal revealed that he is not very fond of advices and feels that it is better to have examples.

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Nevertheless, the Spaniard had some words of wisdom for the budding players to balance their life and find the appropriate moment in every aspect of their life.

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“It’s not only about playing tennis”: Rafael Nadal

The 33-year-old explained that the key for the young generation players to succeed is to live in the right moment and give their best in what they are doing.

“I am not a big fan of advices. I think it’s better the example but if I have to say one thing just, of course, have fun. At the same time, you have time for everything in this life. It’s not only about playing tennis and be 100% focus on tennis,” Nadal said in an interview during the opening of Rafa Nadal Academy in Kuwait.

 

He further added: “It’s about to find the right moment for everything. When you are working, give your best in every single minute when you are on the court or in the fitness time. So when you are training, give your 100% in every single moment.

However, Nadal suggested that when you are away from the court and when you are a young person, you have to enjoy life, you have to play with friends, you have a big amount of time to enjoy life.

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“Kids have to enjoy life”: Nadal

The 19-time Grand Slam champion explained that it is essential to keep enjoying life in order to give the best on the court.

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He thinks that’s an important message because sometimes families get too focus or too obsessed on trying to have their kids working like a professional when they are 12 or 13 years old. At this age, Rafael Nadal feels the kids have to enjoy life and when they are practicing try their best.

“However, away from that, they need to keep enjoying life because I think that is a key that helps them to give their best when they are on the court” Nadal concluded.

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Varun Khanna

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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