World’s number one in male tennis, Rafael Nadal, made a rather interesting statement in his most recent interview. Nadal admitted that by the age of 32, he thought he’d be long retired from the sport. However, his lifelong opponent Rodger Federer is what keeps him going after all these years. The Spanish player gets most of his motivation from observing the passion and hard work implemented in Federer’s games.
Nadal explained that he’s not trying to compare himself or try to copy his fellow team mate. He just helped him realise how happy tennis makes him and that he’s more than lucky to be where he is right now. This game is what brings people together from all around the world and it’s an honour for Rafael to know them all.