The 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says he sees no point in training if you don’t have a clear goal of what you want to achieve with him. Nadal, 35, is one of the greatest players in tennis history and insists he always knows exactly what he wants to improve and is fully committed to it.
“For me it is essential to train with the goal of improving something. I face the goal of learning every day. On a mental level, it helps a lot to be alert and active. I don’t understand life in any other way.
Working and training just to train without the goal of getting better doesn’t make sense, it’s boring, ”said Nadal, according to Break Point. “As long as you have effort, dedication and humility, you will achieve something: progress.” Being willing to admit your mistakes and being self-critical is a good thing, insists the former world number one.
1 Nadal. “There is no greater personal satisfaction than coming home knowing that you have achieved all of your goals. Having people by my side who can tell me things as they see them was one of the best decisions I could make of my career.
You also need to know how to be self-critical and spot mistakes without looking for excuses, ”said Nadal.
Rafa Nadal on sport
When Rafael Nadal was asked in a recent interview to elaborate on his temperament, he claimed that he enjoys participating in competitions, but also values keeping his emotions in check.
Nadal went on to claim that he never “acted like crazy” and that his philosophy in sport is never to give up. “I like to compete, but I always control myself on the track,” said Rafael Nadal. “I’ve never lost my nerve or broken a racket.
I have never acted like crazy before. My philosophy is never to give up in sports. The same thing happens to me when I play golf or soccer with my friends. “Nadal claimed that he often spends long nights on his couch watching the sport before adding that he considers it a” healthy pastime “compared to going out celebrate and drink.
“I usually watch golf on TV,” said Rafael Nadal. “Sometimes I sit on the sofa and it gives me the early morning. I usually go to bed late when I watch golf, but I still get 5 hours of sleep. It’s a healthy pastime instead of going out for a drink. ”