The victory gave the 36-year-old from Manacor 22 Grand Slam titles, putting him ahead of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the all-time list. The Serb closed the gap with a Wimbledon victory, but he won’t be making the trip to New York for the US Open.
Nadal has returned to training and is aiming to play in Montreal next week. The 22-time Slam winner gave an in-depth interview to ‘Talent on Board,’ in which he offered some straightforward but invaluable guidance to the next generation.
It was Rafa Nadal who gave his recommendation.
“The two most important things I can tell young people are to enjoy themselves and work hard to achieve their goals. Furthermore, they need to be in the company of positive influences or else they may make poor decisions “In the words of Nadal.
Rafa’s legendary status in the sports world is a direct result of his unwavering dedication and focus: “To be an expert in your field, you must commit yourself fully to learning and practicing it. You’ll have to forego some other pursuits in order to accomplish that. Even though I have always put tennis first, I have made sure to spend time with my friends and develop meaningful relationships with them.
Most of the time, I’m just as active as other kids my age, but not as often.” Former U.S. champion Andy Roddick recently conceded to Rafa’s dominance: “He’s not only riding high, but he’s also won two Grand Slams this year. If he kept playing like that, I didn’t see how he could ever be successful in the league after the age of 30.”