Record 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says his family has always been extremely important for him and has suggested he plans to spend the rest of his life in Manacor. Nadal is a great champion on the court but off the court he loves to stay lowkey and out of the spotlight.
Living in Manacor helps Nadal live a kind of a quiet life and he absolutely loves it. "My family is so important to me that I don't want to live anywhere else. That's the truth," Nadal told VICE magazine, per Sportskeeda.
"When I think of home, the words that come to my mind are peace, family, and getting away from the stress of competition."
Nadal: I can live a quiet and pleasant life in Manacor
When at home, Nadal hangs out with his family and friends.
Also, Nadal loves to play golf. "Because in the end, being in a competition generates a lot of stress and when you get back home, those feelings disappear completely," Nadal said. "Living on an island allows me to have a quiet, pleasant life and to disconnect."
Nadal is one of the greatest champions the game has ever seen and there is a good chance he ends up as the greatest player of all time. If Nadal didn't make it as a tennis pro, he would likely now be working something tennis related.
"I don't know, I have always loved sports. If I weren't a tennis player, I would say [I would have been] something related to that," Nadal said. Meanwhile, Nadal is hoping to be able to play the French Open and to give himself a chance at a record 14 Roland Garros crown.
Nadal was hampered by foot pain in Rome and he ended up losing in the last-16 to Denis Shapovalov. Last year, Nadal didn't win the French Open for the first time since 2016.