Rafael Nadal: 'Nothing will ever be the same again'

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Rafael Nadal: 'Nothing will ever be the same again'

Rafael Nadal is recovering from the foot injury that has severely limited his performance this season. The great goal of the Spaniard in 2022 was obviously Roland Garros, where he hoped to forfeit the 14th seal of his exceptional career.

A Rafa not physically at his best was forced to surrender by Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. The most attentive had noticed how the 35-year-old from Manacor was struggling more than usual from an athletic point of view, but Nadal himself had not wanted to make excuses at the press conference.

A few days later, he announced his decision to give up both Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. Despite having had two months to recover, the former world number 1 limped conspicuously on Washington concrete in the summer. Not surprisingly, the Iberian surrendered to Lloyd Harris and expressed the need to close his 2021 prematurely.

At the moment, it is not clear if the Majorcan will be at the starting line of the Australian Open 2022. In the meantime, the 20 times Slam champion attended a world conference on education, technology and innovation. Nadal stressed the importance of education and discipline in achieving one's goals.

Rafa on the significance of setting goals

Rafael Nadal emphasized the significance of setting goals in one’s life. The Spaniard compared his training sessions to explain better. Rafael Nadal said he wakes up every morning “eager to learn,” and is always concentrating on improving himself.

Furthermore, he continued, “Working and training for the sake of training, without any goal to get better… makes no sense. It’s boring”. Rafael Nadal, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career, has clearly cracked the formula of improving every day.

He seemed to be describing, in his own words, the adage ‘change is the only constant’. He quoted, “Nothing will ever be the same again. Education has also changed. Technology is good and it has always been that way, but as long as people are put at the center.

It is not a world of machines, it is a world of people”. Lastly, he concluded, “If you surround yourself with great people, it will be much easier to succeed”. Recently, Nadal was found speaking at an EdTech conference called enlightED, which was partly organized by his sponsor, Telefonica.

The King of Clay has been affiliated with the Spanish telecommunication provider since 2014. A subsidiary of Telefonica, Movistar helped set up the structure in 2016. That was a part of Telefonica's "Open Future" initiative, which supports businesses that use new-age technology solutions for high-performance training centers.