Rafael Nadal has given an outstanding performance so far this season. Even though he only played in seven tournaments in 2021, the Spanish sensation still managed to win the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
Once again in early 2022, Rafa experienced foot pain, but with the help of Dr. Cotorro, the former ATP No. 1 was able to recover. Due to a minor abdominal tear, he was unable to compete against Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon semifinals, effectively ending his hopes of completing the ‘Calendar Grand Slam.
The Manacor native, 36, withdrew to avoid aggravating his injury and will be back to his regular court schedule in Montreal by the end of the month. Due to Novak Djokovic’s lack of interest in competing in the US Open, the Iberian will have a great opportunity to win the tournament.
Despite missing the final Grand Slam of the year for the first time since 2019, the Majorcan has always shown great tennis in New York. Nadal gave a lengthy interview to the show “Talent on Board,” in which he defined talent and discussed his experiences as a musician.
Rafa defines talent for us.
Nadal started off by saying, “I think that people get a bit confused when it comes to talent.” “In my opinion, talent encompasses more than just the ability to play well or hit the ball very hard.
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses; some people tend to hit very hard, others make few errors, while others have a nice touch or are quick on their feet. The point of playing tennis, as with any other sport, is to triumph. In a nutshell, the one with the most talent comes out on top “Rafa elaborated.
The 22-time Grand Slam winner has persevered despite setbacks “It’s possible that the drive and determination that have served me well throughout my career wouldn’t be there if I hadn’t surrounded myself with positive influences. I’ve always tried to keep a sunny disposition and impart that optimism on the next generation.
Confronting difficulties is inevitable. In any case, the crucial point is. be accepting of them, work hard, and look forward with hope.”