Changed 08 May 2020, 00:24 IST
No. 2 in the world Rafael Nadal La Viz de Galicia recently recounted in an interview that he was not busy breaking Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record.
In a video conversation with a Spanish newspaper, Rafael Nadal was asked about the current Grand Slam title race, he said as well Roger Federer And Novak Djokovic. The left-hander replied that getting the most Grand Slam titles is one of his goals, but not only that.
“We’ll see. I don’t think too much about these things,” Nadal said. “Of course I want to finish the competition as a player with the most Grand Slams, but I don’t think so and it’s not a great goal for me.”
“I’m only worried about my own career and life. I’m not worried about having a bigger house next to me, a better car or a monthly income.”
Rafael Nadal further said that you have to be satisfied with what you do and don’t worry too much about someone else’s achievement.
“One has to be satisfied with what one should do. And that’s what I’ve been through throughout my career, and I’m very satisfied with that. Even if Federer or Djokovic finished with more Grand Slams than me, it won’t affect my happy decade from now on.” “
What else did Rafael Nadal say during his interview?
Rafael Nadal also spoke about the prevalence of COVID-19 and how it has affected his schedule, training and other aspects of his tennis life.
Spain is one of the most powerful COVID-19 countries in Europe. To support the relief effort, Rafael Nadal and basketball star Pau Gasol have launched a solidarity initiative to raise million 11 million for the Red Cross response project.
Read the English translation of the tweet shared by La Fez:
“Finally the day he fired a rocket at a friend’s house, he talked to La Grande, the winner of the 19th Grand Slam, about the #Cavid-19 crisis and his views on getting back into the sport.”
Rafael Nadal has observed that tennis is of secondary importance when trying like this. Even when things like morning walks become almost impossible, sports no longer remain a priority.
The 33-year-old revealed that he recently picked up a tennis racket for the first time in several weeks. He practiced on a friend’s private property in compliance with Spain’s strict lockdown rules.
Nadal remained silent as he was encouraged to share details of his conversation with Bill Gates regarding his exhibition match with Roger Federer in Cape Town (which was promoted three months ago). He declined to comment further, saying it was a private conversation and he would like to have it.
Rafael Nadal was caught with Roger Federer on Instagram
A self-proclaimed technically ‘challenger’ Rafael Nadal went on a video chat on Instagram with his best friend and arch rival Roger Federer that garnered more than a million views.
During the conversation, the two legends inquired about each other’s family well-being during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic and talked about various other issues.