movements are varied and the ball can be felt in a different way.
Rafa will compete at the US Open and the Canadian Open.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal discussed his early coaching from his uncle in his book, Rafael Nadal: My Story.
So even if the general atmosphere when we trained was harsh and severe, there was delight and enchantment in my relationship with Toni, he said. And we were quite successful. Maybe I wouldn’t be the player I am today if he hadn’t forced me to play without water that day, if he hadn’t singled me out for particularly severe treatment while I was in that group of young children learning the game, and if I hadn’t reacted as I did to the injustice and abuse he piled on me.
He constantly emphasized the value of endurance, said Nadal, adding that it means to put up with whatever comes your way and to learn to endure pain and weakness. It also means to push yourself to the limit without giving in. He told me, “If you don’t understand that lesson, you’ll never be successful as an elite athlete.”
McEnroe believes that more players are comparable to hotheads like him and Jimmy Connors than the cold and emotionless attitude of someone like Rafael Nadal in a sport like tennis where emotions are constantly running high. “[Today’s players] come across as incredibly kind individuals.
Rafael Nadal has asserted that he has never in his life cracked a racquet. However, in terms of tennis, I believe that most individuals are more like Connors and I than Borg, who never displayed any emotion “said McEnroe.