Rafael Nadal reveals how he deals with setbacks
Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal recently spoke about the lessons he has followed throughout his great career to cope with difficulties on the court. Nadal is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history but still there were moments when he was frustrated and negative.
However, a great champion like Nadal knew how to overcome those negative emotions and turn it into something positive. “It is important to control frustration and accept it. Forgive yourself. I try not to let that frustration cloud me and prevent me from analyzing what is happening in order to find a solution,” Nadal was quoted as saying by Marca.
“The pure essence is to give your best, whatever the scenario.” Nadal always tries to find a solution. Nadal’s ability to overcome adversity is one of the most impressive things about him. “It is important to have references.
They do not have to be outstanding people. My father advised me to look around me and follow who I liked,” Nadal added. “I observe and see what I like about each person.” Nadal was down by two sets in the Australian Open final but he recovered to beat world No.
2 Daniil Medvedev and win a record 21st Grand Slam. Monte Carlo Masters tournament director Zeljko Franulovic was one of many that were absolutely impressed by what the Spaniard pulled off. “I followed [the 2022 Australian Open final],” Franulovic told Var-Martin.
“What Rafael Nadal did in Australia, to me, is worthy of a Netflix movie. I’ve never seen that. It is something superhuman. Nadal has extraordinary mental strength.” Nadal is fully vaccinated and expected to play the Monte Carlo Masters.
“For me, there is no need to even announce [that Rafael Nadal will be playing at the 2022 Monte-Carlo Masters],” Franulovic said. “He will be there, it is one of his favorite tournaments and ideal in his preparation for Roland Garros. He will come here to win, as always, with his 11 titles”