We all love a good motivational story, and what could be better than the personal story of someone
who everyone knows and loves. Yes, we are talking about the ‘King of Clay’- Rafael Nadal.
Our team has nothing but respect for people who have started their sports careers at an early age, and Rafael Nadal surely falls into this category, since he started playing tennis when he was only three years old. If that is not enough to convince you that he is someone you can only learn from, you should know that he turned pro at the age of fifteen.
Nadal’s titles and award are numerous- 12 French Open singles titles, 18 Grand Slam titles, 20 ATP Tour 500 titles…well, we can go on and on, but you get the point.
When he was only seventeen years old, Rafael Nadal became the youngest male to have reached the third round at Wimbledon. Today, he is 33 years old, and he is one of the most famous tennis players of all time. That, however, has not been easy to achieve. The Spanish legend has endured many shoulder and foot injuries, overcome many obstacles, and, of course, lost a couple of matches.
We all know that the road to success is indeed bumpy, and that is also the reason why nowadays Rafael Nadal is not only a great tennis player but also a role model to many people all around the world. His life experience has made him more than smart- it has made him WISE, and these next quotes are just the proof.
10 Motivational Rafael Nadal Quotes
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
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.
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.
Is only a tennis match. At the end, that’s life. There is much more important things.
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.
I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.
I think the tennis is only a game. You can lose. You can win. After that? In life, there are much more important things than tennis.
It’s not the time to look for excuses.
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.
You just try to play tough and focus point to point. Sounds so boring, but it’s the right thing to do out there.