Rafael Nadal was asked how he deals with eating well in order to play a better tennis on court. The Spaniard said: "I have not been very focused on diet my whole life, but when you get older small things can have a bigger impact.
Obviously I try to take care about my eating habits but I try to have a very normal life." On Dominic Thiem, Nadal added: "He is there, the world No. 4. He is improving every year, he won a Masters 1000 (Indian Wells) on hard, he played the French Open final.
He is more solid. He is winning important events, he is a very hard worker and it's just a question of time that he achieves all his goals." On the importance of return, Nadal said: "On hard courts and any surface return is very important.
It has a good impact. Having a good return and serve gives you a very big advantage. You play rallies yes but tennis is becoming more aggressive and you need to start the point in a right way otherwise you are in trouble."
He finally concluded: "For kids having fun is the most important thing. They have to enjoy life, play different sports. You don't have to play soccer because that helps you in tennis. Normally when they go play tennis they have a better chance to try their best.
To develop your weapons in different weapons, it's better, you have a open mind. You need to be prepared for tough moments and do not have too much protection."