In a recent interview to Fuera de Serie magazine, Rafael Nadal commented again on what was probably his worst year of his career, 2015, when he dealt with anxiety during competition.
According to the Spaniard, it happened because of a clear reason: 'In 2014, I had several injuries and health problems, all of which caused 2015 to start with doubts, and those doubts produced an anxiety that was unknown to me until then, the reality being that this internal stress lasted for six or seven months.' Nadal, who had one of his best seasons in 2017, added: 'I have not had them again, they have disappeared, what can they come back to? No one fails if he does his best to win, he fails when he does not try hard enough to achieve his goals.
Everything possible is done to win, but there are uncontrollable factors, which for me is not to fail, I have never let myself go in games or in training.' ALSO READ: Abu Dhabi Open organizers hope to have a dreamy Djokovic-Nadal final .