Top 38 Rafael Nadal Quotes

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Rafael Nadal is a well-known Spanish tennis player, and one of the only two men to win all four major titles. He started playing tennis at a young age of 3 to start his professional career at the age of 15. He soon proved his prolific talent by being the youngest male to reach the third round in Wimbledon. He won the French Open with his debut on the championship to mark the first most successful year of his career where he won eleven singles to earn the pseudonym of “King of Clay.” This performance also brought him a couple of awards including ‘Golden Bagel Award’ and ‘ATP Most Improved Player of the Year Award’. His next notable achievement was the Grand Slam as he became the first player to win it against the ace player Roger Federer. He further won various titles to be counted among the top-three tennis players in the world. He was away from the game for a couple of years due to an injury but returned back to re-establish his reputation. Apart from this he is also known to be a great philanthropist as he is a proud founder of the ‘Fundación Rafa Nadal’ which aims at helping children and young adults. He has also worked for various other causes for the betterment of the society. His thoughts, work, game and life has established him as one of the greatest star in the history of the game. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by Rafael Nadal which can find a place on your wall as inspirational posters.

Here are the best quotes from Rafael Nadal:

“I have no sense of humor about losing.” –Rafael Nadal

“People sometimes exaggerate this business of humility. It’s a question simply of knowing who you are, where you are, and that the world will continue exactly as it is without you.” –
Rafael Nadal

“Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind.” –Rafael Nadal

“Losing is not my enemy…fear of losing is my enemy. ” –
Rafael Nadal

“However great your dedication, you never win anything on your own.” –Rafael Nadal

“The first point is always important, more so in a Wimbledon final” –Rafael Nadal

“I think the doubts are good in life. The people who don’t have doubts I think only two things: arrogance or not intelligence.” –Rafael Nadal

“I learned that you always have to hang in there, that however remote your chances of winning might seem, you have to push yourself to the very limit of your abilities and try your luck.” –Rafael Nadal

“I’ve always been obedient, which is a sign of intelligence in a child because it shows you understand that your elders know better than you, that you respect their superior experience of the world.” –Rafael Nadal

“The thing that matters is how you recover from a set loss.” –
Rafael Nadal

“Here was compelling cause-and-effect evidence that the will to win and the will to prepare are one and the same.” –Rafael Nadal

“I think I am a complete player. I can play well on all the surfaces. For me, the clay might be easiest, but I am not a specialist on clay.” –Rafael Nadal

“I’m only superstitious on the tennis court.” –Rafael Nadal

“I have lived my whole life with high intensity.” –Rafael Nadal

“In life there is much more important things.” –Rafael Nadal

“I’d rather lose an argument than get into a long discussion in order to win it.” –Rafael Nadal

“No one is perfect. Everybody does stupid things.” –Rafael Nadal

“In my humble opinion, change is stupid.” –Rafael Nadal

“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.” –Rafael Nadal

“I appreciate a lot in this life; the things you cannot buy. We live only once.” –Rafael Nadal

“I’m lucky enough to do what I like for work – not everyone’s that fortunate.” –Rafael Nadal

“To be a friend means that they are always there, for the good or the bad.” –Rafael Nadal

“I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court.” –Rafael Nadal

“I am a guy who likes to do what I am doing with passion, whether it’s a soccer match with friends or golf.” –Rafael Nadal

“It’s always painful to lose.” –Rafael Nadal

“The family is very important. They make me feel good always because if I won, when I started to be famous, the relationship never changed with my friends and family.” –Rafael Nadal

“You just try to play tough and focus point for point. Sounds so boring, but it’s the right thing to do out there.” –Rafael Nadal

“I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.” –Rafael Nadal

“I don’t have any idols, any heroes, nothing, no.” –Rafael Nadal

“I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.” –Rafael Nadal

“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.” –Rafael Nadal

“I always had the theory that the most important thing is be happy, enjoy what are you doing, and be fresh mentally.” –
Rafael Nadal

“I will do as I usually do. Tomorrow is going to be a day like any other day.” –Rafael Nadal

“It’s not the time to look for excuses.” –Rafael Nadal

“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.” –Rafael Nadal

“If you don’t lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.” –Rafael Nadal

“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.” –Rafael Nadal

“My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time.” –Rafael Nadal

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