After four consecutive titles, the loss to Robin Soderling in the issue of tendinitis in the knees in the middle.
No, do not believe in revenge. You have to play with heart and head, and if you exceed the excitement, enthusiasm and the heart can only head going bad. Yes, I lost in 2009 but had already won four times and never felt that Roland Garros was only mine, my possession. What I face as I have always done, trying to enjoy the challenge, knowing of its difficulty. Losing at Roland Garros is not a failure, much less, but normal. Just win one and are all the better. I will do everything possible to voler to win, but not obsessed.
Classy Rafa as always.
In his journey of clay, this year has put aside the Trofeo Conde de Godo.
Saying ‘no’ is always difficult, but especially when it comes to the tournament from home, people who have been watching you for weeks. Fortunately, you have people you trust by your side to help you value it all, and this time I decided it was best not to play in Barcelona. I very much appreciate the respect and support of people in the club and the tournament at a time so hard for everyone. Of course, to me it is more difficult having to stay at home than go play a tournament.
A few years ago I wanted to play everything. Is not it so?
I still want to play it all, but life lessons and gives you all can not be. You have to make decisions that do not like and dislikes. Life is like that.
It so is…and why are the smart decisions always the most difficult ones to make?
Where’s your limit?
I will play until you want to play and while maintaining the illusion and the conditions to win tournaments. You want to suffer to enjoy, not suffer for suffering.
My personal satisfaction is not to win in Monte Carlo, for example, but I’ve been able to beat me, to leave behind a difficult stage. If one day no capacity to overcome suffering and to take me to something I truly complete, a final point. No problem, because life has other things, not just tennis.
So as long as he feels he can win and/or improve he’s in? Sounds logical and level-headed.
I did not know was the artistic vein of Nadal: You share video with Shakira and her uncle Miguel Angel dancing on television.
My uncle is an artist himself, and the truth is that dancing has improved a lot (laughs loudly). And about what Shakira is an experience that not everyone can live, and I am very grateful that she thought of me. Know different things, such a different world is important and rewarding.
Exactly. You got the opportunity to try something new and something that few people get to do? You grab that chance and go with it.
Was messing in the locker room?
The usual. But it was worth, so I spent my good. It was a long shoot, but Shakira was very nice with me, helped me a lot, made me feel at ease.
Glad someone finally asked him that!