After a short break of almost two months, now Rafael Nadal has returned to professional tennis, to help Spain to overcome a strong team of Germany in the Davis Cup. Nadal is now preparing hard to defend his French open title in Paris next month. The 11 title that the king of clay is vying for in the French Open, this is a mammoth milestone in compared to any standards. For your information Nadal has started up a tennis coaching academy in Spain and this is for youngsters. Uncle of Rafa Toni Nadal separated from coaching team of Rafa earlier this year, to keep his focus on the academy.
Giving more information about the difficulty of training young players, Nadal said, “Parents should not put too much pressure on their kids to become professional athletes.”
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Rafael Nadal acknowledges that the inclusion of Carlos Moya in his support staff has done him a world of good because he has brought with him some fresh ideas which have proved to be very useful.
As per Nadal, when a person who has not been with you in the past starts working with you, you are very open to consider his ideas because his ideas are often very different and that’s what has been the case with Moya coming in.
Nadal reveals that the 41-year old who himself was the World’s best player at one point of time has come up with a couple of different ideas for him and he as well as his head coach have been pretty okay with implementing those ideas and changing it up a little bit in terms of how they used to go about their practice. And those ideas have really helped him fetch some positive results in the on-going season. So he would like to give Moya his due credit for that.
It’s been Moya’s first season as a part of the support staff of Nadal and he must be a really positive influence because Nadal’s performance in the season has been absolutely miraculous. ...continue reading Rafael Nadal acknowledges Carlos Moya Support
Rafael Nadal showed what we should expect at Roland Garros as he conquered Dominic Thiem at the Barcelona Open final.
The Spain international did not drop a single set as he cruised to his tenth Barcelona Open title – this makes his 71th career tour title.
The 30-year old star is the first man in the Open era to claim ten titles, after winning the Monte Carlo Masters last week. The king of clay is seeking to repeat the third tenth in Paris later this month.
Thiem had defeated World No. 1 in the last stage en route the finals but he was no match for Nadal who saw him off in 90 minutes. Nadal was terrific at the tournament as he played all his games in the court at the Real Tennis Club renamed after him.
“It was a close first set and a good quality of tennis. Anything could have happened. But then I started playing at a very high level and Dominic started making a few more mistakes,” Nadal said after the duel. ...continue reading NADAL LIFTS 10TH BARCELONA OPEN TITLE
The end of the month will see Rafael Nadal make a comeback into the sport after he was sent out to the sidelines by wrist injury problems, and he has come on to explain how 'being happy' and 'playing well' are his two main goals when he returns.
The start of the 2016 season had seen Nadal start well as he began to get back to his best form, following an injury filled campaign in 2015.
However, the wrist injury, which he got during the French Open, ensured that his 2016 campaign was effectively derailed. This saw him failing to win any single title, apart from the gold medal he had won at a doubles event in the Rio Olympic Games held in Brazil.
At the Olympics and the US Open, Nadal tried to play through the pain but was forced to take a break after he lost in a second round in October at the Shangai Masters. ...continue reading NADAL ANTICIPATES COMEBACK, TALKS ABOUT HAPPINESS AND WINNING
Despite the 2016 season ending in a tour ban for Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal believes that he can go on to become better and continue his rise to glory in 2017.
Mischa Zverev had defeated Kyrgios 6-3 6-1 which resulted in the ATP suspension. The Australian youngster later on apologized for his actions.
The 21-year old had seen a wonderful career this year as he rose up the world rankings to sit at the No. 13 position in the tennis world and Rafael Nadal believes he can even do better.
The young Australian has shown his potential as a player headed for the top-10, as he featured in the quarterfinals of both the Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
However, he has been involved in many controversies of recent and is beginning to gain a negative reputation as the ‘bad boy’ of men tennis.
Nadal however believes that it would take the young man’s head being in the right place for him to excel since he already has the much-needed talent.
"Kyrgios is already at the top, a player who has unbelievable potential.
"If he has focus on himself, he can become world number one and win a Grand Slam." ...continue reading NADAL BACKS NICK KYRGIOS AND THANASI KOKKINAKIS
Rafael Nadal has hinted that Kei Nishikori might deliberately have taken more time than he needed in the washroom to obstruct the rhythm he had attained in the match at that juncture.
Nadal said when he was in the Brazilian capital to play a tournament the previous year and in one of the matches, he wanted to go in and put on another pair of shorts, he was not given the permission of that. Then, how could Nishikori have such a long break in the middle of a match? ...continue reading NADAL HINTS AT GAMESMANSHIP