A record 22 times Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal believes it is crucial to surround oneself with positive influences. The 36-year-old Nadal has persevered through numerous challenges throughout his career.
In 2005, Nadal was diagnosed with the unusual Mueller-Weiss syndrome, which causes excruciating arch pain on the inside of the mid- and hindfoot. Despite suffering from foot pain for nearly two decades, Nadal has carved himself a successful career and is widely considered one of tennis’ all-time greats.
Now, Nadal is encouraging the next generation of tennis players to retain a positive outlook and a good attitude.
Nadal: Always keep a positive outlook and a good attitude.
“Perhaps I wouldn’t have had the same drive to keep going and get better if I hadn’t had people to point me in the right direction.
Despite the challenges I’ve faced, I’ve maintained an optimistic outlook—a trait we strive to instill in the next generation. Because adversity is inevitable, but the key to success is perseverance, hope, and acceptance, “Nadal was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying to Talento a bordo.
Nadal also considered his definition of talent. When asked about his success, Nadal said, “Talent is something that I think people confuse a little bit.” “When I play, it’s not about looking good or making big hits.
Some players have the ability to hit the ball very far, while others can make great cuts and others can move very quickly. The ultimate objective in tennis, as in any sport, is to triumph. As a result, I think the conclusion is obvious: the person with the most talent will come out on top.”
The Montreal Masters begin on August 7 and Nadal has returned to the practice court in the hopes of being ready for the tournament.