Yesterday, we learned about the opinion that Rafael Nadal has about Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, whom he classifies as “perfect tennis players”. Today, the Spaniard, in the second part of his interview with the Japanese portal Number Web, talks a little about himself, about how he controls his emotions on the court and that, at 35 years old, he has never broken a racket.
He also tells what he will do tomorrow when he is no longer a professional tennis player. Unlike other tennis players, few can say that in his entire career they have never broken a racket. Rafa has always been characterized by having a lot of self-control and not losing his temper to the point of destroying a racket in the eyes of everyone.
“When you are on a track, it is important to control your emotions. In my case, I practice yoga and meditation to be able to control my emotions when I am playing. You always have to enter the court with a positive feeling.
It is important to maintain confidence, even when conditions are not ideal”, the Spaniard begins by saying.
Nadal wishes to be involved with the sport itself
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has been a key force in men’s tennis.
The former World No. 1 player has been around for many years and the success achieved by him has been exceptional. However, the fact that Rafa has been around for so long already means that the day he keeps down his tennis racquet for good is also inching closer.
And he recently spoke about his plans post-retirement. Speaking about the same, Nadal said, “I’m definitely in the sports industry. I run a structure, which will keep me connected to tennis and I like helping young players grow.
I will also spend more time on my project, which supports economically disadvantaged children. I’m not afraid of life without tennis at all”. (Translated via Google Translate) Nadal then talked about the role of meditation and yoga in his tennis career.
He believes it is important to have "positive feelings" during a match, even if things are not going your way. "When you're on court, it's important to control your emotions," Nadal said. "In my case, I practice yoga and meditation to be able to control my emotions when I am playing.
You always have to enter the court with positive feelings. It is important to maintain confidence, even when conditions are not ideal."