To paraphrase Rafael Nadal, “training for training’s sake makes no sense.”

Rafael Nadal made his Major debut at Wimbledon in 2003, just a few weeks after turning 17; he had missed Roland Garros due to an elbow injury. Rafa began the year ranked around 200th, but after a strong showing in a few Challengers, he moved into the top 100 and was able to compete in… Continue reading To paraphrase Rafael Nadal, “training for training’s sake makes no sense.”

I can’t imagine life any other way, Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been playing tennis for 19 years, but he still hasn’t won three Wimbledon titles. In 2003, Rafa competed in his first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon. He entered the season ranked in the low 200s but quickly rose up the ranks. As early as March, the then-16-year-old Spaniard won the inaugural Challenger… Continue reading I can’t imagine life any other way, Rafael Nadal

F1 star salutes the greatness of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Formula One driver George Russell made the observation that greatness isn’t achieved through imitation, citing tennis greats Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal as examples. The Big Three are arguably the three best players ever, but they couldn’t have more different playing styles if they tried. Formula One legend Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, George… Continue reading F1 star salutes the greatness of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

According to Serena Williams’ former tennis instructor, Rafael Nadal’s unique qualities are what set him apart from the rest.

Rick Macci, Rafael Nadal’s coach, has said that the Spaniard’s record on clay is “absolutely astonishing,” and that Nadal is “almost bulletproof” when it comes to dealing with pressure. Nadal, at age 36, set a new record by defeating Casper Ruud in the final of the French Open to win his record-tying 14th title. Nadal… Continue reading According to Serena Williams’ former tennis instructor, Rafael Nadal’s unique qualities are what set him apart from the rest.

“There are very few players who can beat Rafael Nadal,” says ATP ace

Tournament director Eugene Lepierre confirmed that Rafael Nadal wanted to play in this year’s Montreal Masters 1000 tournament. Nadal’s season came to a disappointing and unlucky end at Wimbledon when he withdrew from his semifinal match against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal injury. With the Montreal Masters taking place from August 7-14, Nadal is… Continue reading “There are very few players who can beat Rafael Nadal,” says ATP ace

Rafael Nadal, not just wins: a career punctuated by injuries

There isn’t a single great athlete in history who hasn’t been injured at some point in their careers. Even the best tennis players of all time, like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, have been sidelined from the tournament by injuries. Nadal fits this description perfectly. Although Rafa Nadal has a high pain threshold and the… Continue reading Rafael Nadal, not just wins: a career punctuated by injuries