Rafael Nadal Quotes


 
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Best 80 Quotes by Rafael Nadal – Page 1 of 3

“As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.”

“Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I'm at home alone, I have to sleep on the sofa – I can't face going to bed. I'm there with the TV on and all the lights on. I'm not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very.”

“Even if I have already peaked, I have to believe I can improve. I wake up every morning, and go to practice, with the illusion that I'm going to get better that day.”

“For me, it is important to win titles and for that I need to work hard, stay healthy and be able to compete. The rest, I always say, it comes.”

“Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 per cent sure it is wrong.”

“I admire a lot of people, but in terms of sport I've always loved the mentality of Tiger Woods on a golf course. I always love his eyes when he's setting himself and focusing on his decision; he has a really strong, focused face and believes that he can make the shot.”

“I always had the theory that the most important thing is be happy, enjoy what are you doing, and be fresh mentally.”

“I always like to do the things that I think are right. I am not trying to be a model, I am trying to be myself and do the right things. If what I am doing is a model, or is an example, is the right example, I am very happy, but I don't pretend that.”

“I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.”

“I always work with a goal – and the goal is to improve as a player and a person. That, finally, is the most important thing of all.”

“I am a guy who likes to do what I am doing with passion, whether it's a soccer match with friends or golf.”

“I am decidedly unfriendly during a golf game, from the first hole to the last.”

“I am happy with being a tennis player and the choice I took when I was 12. But clearly, if I wouldn't have been a tennis player, I would have loved to be a soccer player. But again, I am happy with the choice I made.”

“I am lucky because my family are comfortably off. My father has his own glass business.”

“I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court. Being alone in the dark is something I don't like.”

“I am very lucky because when I come back home, I have a completely normal life. I can relax, playing golf, fishing – doing what I want. I know when I finish a tournament, I am going to relax at home.”

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“I appreciate a lot in this life; the things you cannot buy. Life is only once. I am happy being here and all the things that are a risk I normally avoid.”

“I don't have any idols, any heroes, nothing, no.”

“I have been learning English on the road since I started when I was 15, so it is a slow process but making some progress. Now I think I am much more comfortable with my English. However, it is difficult, still, when I speak about something that is not tennis.”

“I have lived my whole life with high intensity.”

“I have no interest in becoming a tax exile and living somewhere I don't want to – I just want to be at home with my family.”

“I have the same bedroom I've always had. It's clean and tidy when I get home, and after two or three days it gets messy and my mother nags me.”

“I just was in the second round. That's painful, because always is tough to lose, but well, that's sport. You win, you lose.”

“I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.”

“I like a lot of sports. Especially football – it's my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.”

“I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It's different.”

“I live where I would like to live. I live in Majorca, Spain, and I am not sure there are better places.”

“I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.”

“I love the crowds in Miami. I feel that is one of the tournaments where I get more support. That helps me a lot.”

“I normally listen to Spanish music – well, Latin music. I like a lot of singers.”

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