The recent winner of Davis Cup, Rafael Nadal has been crowned no.1 once again. The Spaniard has won it all. 2019 has been a good year for the “king of clay” as he won his French Open title again this year. He defeated the likes of Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori along the way.
Nadal is showing no signs of quitting as he continues to strive forward. He has not given up hopes for the 2024 Olympic Games at Roland Garros.
Rafa opened up about his life when giving an interview to L’Equipe.
“2019 HAS BEEN THE MOST EXTREME, EMOTIONALLY SEASON OF YOUR CAREER. WE’VE SEEN YOU DEPRESSED IN APRIL, IN TEARS IN NEW YORK OR AGAIN IN MADRID…
I’m usually an emotional person. But for example, the 2009 season (first title at the Australian Open, first defeat at Roland Garros, and divorce from his parents) had been a remarkable year, very tough for me, with many things that had happened. That said, yes, in 2019, I went very, very low, mentally, and I managed to recover and regain my maximum level. From the Madrid tournament in May until the end of the year, I played really well. And since Wimbledon, I have lost only one match (Alexander Zverev, in November, in the group at the Masters), it’s incredible.”
Rafa talked about how his year went and what difficulties he faced during 2019. He felt confident about his playing style. He practiced and made his swerve better this year. 12th French Open, the US Open, and the Davis Cup were his biggest achievements of the year.
Nadal’s late-season injuries had resurfaced as he forced himself out of Paris Masters. He had an abdominal muscle injury. He has missed one injury every season since 2003.
Rafael Nadal has claimed to have gone through a difficult year, both personally and professionally. He has had ups and downs along the way. This interview helped him talk about his personal life.