Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish tennis player who emerged in the early 21st century as one of the game’s leading competitors, especially noted for his performance on clay. He won a record 12 career French Open championships. He grew up in a sports-minded family. His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal was a professional association football player who competed in the 2002 World Cup. Rafael began playing tennis at age four, guided by another uncle, Toni Nadal, who remained his coach on the professional tour. Toppling Andy Roddick—then number two in the world—in a four-set opening-day singles clash, he became the youngest player in the history of the international team competition to win a singles match for a victorious country. Rafael Nadal quotes will help you battle your struggles. EliteColumn brings you 10 handpicked Rafael Nadal quotes.
10 Inspirational Rafael Nadal Quotes
People sometimes exaggerate this business of humility. It’s a question simply of knowing who you are, where you are, and that the world will continue exactly as it is without you.
My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth.
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room.
Glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
And of one thing I have no doubt: the more you train, the better your feeling.
When Federer has these patches of utter brilliance, the only thing you can do is try and stay calm, wait for the storm to pass.
I have no sense of humor about losing.
Losing is not my enemy…fear of losing is my enemy.
I think the doubts are good in life. The people who don’t have doubts I think only two things: arrogance or not intelligence.
Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.