Rafael Nadal: ‘It is not a world of machines, it is a world of…’

Beyond the incredible results achieved in the field, the Fab 4 have always stood out for the behavior model they have shown even in everyday life. As for Rafael Nadal, for example, the Iberian champion decided to surprise a 90-year-old fan by recording a special video for him on the occasion of his birthday: the reaction of the gentleman is truly moving, pushed to tears of joy for the gesture so unexpected. “Eternally grateful to Rafael Nadal”, reads the tweet that sees the video published. “Thanks also to all those who contributed to making his 90th birthday unforgettable”. Who wouldn’t get such a gift on such a special day?

Nadal is currently recovering from his foot injury

The former World No.1, Rafael Nadal recently stressed out many important subjects at the telecommunications company, Telefonica’s conference. Rafael Nadal emphasized the significance of setting goals in one’s life. The Spaniard compared his training sessions to explain better. Rafael Nadal said he wakes up every morning “eager to learn,” and is always concentrating on improving himself. He quoted, “Nothing will ever be the same again. Education has also changed. Technology is good and it has always been that way, but as long as people are put at the center. It is not a world of machines, it is a world of people”. Lastly, he concluded, “If you surround yourself with great people, it will be much easier to succeed.” The Mallorcan is regarded as one of the most mentally stable players in tennis history; he hasn’t broken a racket his entire career, which is extremely rare. Nadal has frequently claimed that the credit for that goes to his uncle Toni. “I like to compete, but I always control myself on the track,” Rafael Nadal said. “I have never lost my nerves or broken a racket. I’ve never behaved like crazy. My philosophy is never to give up in sports. It happens to me the same when I play golf or soccer with my friends.” Nadal claimed that he often ends up spending late nights on his couch watching the sport, before adding that he considers it a “healthy pastime” when compared with going out partying and drinking. “I usually watch golf on television,” Rafael Nadal said. “Sometimes, I sit on the sofa and it gives me the early morning. I usually go to bed late when I see golf, but at least, I can sleep 5 hours. It’s a healthy pastime, rather than going for a drink out there.”