Rafael Nadal Curated
Spanish Tennis Player
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How do you keep winning the Roland Garros across the years?
Why had the 12th win at Roland Garros been the most emotional victory for you?
What advice can you give to the youngsters to inspire them?
How did you win 23 out of 27 points while approaching the net in the 2019 Roland Garros finals against Dominic Thiem?
Does having a difficult year before coming in the 2019 Roland Garros makes the Championship victory even more satisfying for you?
Do you think playing every point like a match point with the will to win is the reason behind your success?
How big an achievement was it for you to be presented with the 2019 Roland Garros trophy by Rod Laver?
How hard has it been for you to get back in the best shape mentally after an injury prone season?
After winning your 18th title how much motivated are you to chase Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams?
How does it feel to prove the people, who said that your play style won’t allow you to play for long, wrong?
Do you think the exhaustion of your opponent, due to delayed semi-finals, in the 2019 Roland Garros finals was the reason behind your win?
Do you think that Novak Djokovic played his best match against you in the Australian Open 2019 finals?
Do you consider yourself a perfectionist on clay?
What is something you have always admired about the game of your long time rival Novak Djokovic?
How did your expectations from the French Open transitioned from the time you first came in to now?
Do you consider positive attitude to be your greatest strength?
How proud are you of the growth of the Rafa Nadal achademy in the recent years?
What is keeping you motivated to play in the future?
Where is the coolest place where you have played a game of tennis?
What is the craziest thing a fan has ever said to you or done for you?
Who would be a non tennis sports star that you admire?
When was the first day that you knew that you were going to be a tennis player?
What makes you a positive and a down to earth person?
How has being coached by your uncle helped you?
Can you tell us about the relationship that you have with Paris and your fans at Roland Garros.
Are you surprised that you are still playing at such a high level at this age?
After seeing your students from your academy playing at professional levels do you feel the same stress as your uncle felt when he saw you?
What are a few lessons that you are trying to teach your students at the academy?
How does it feel to play a little with some of the ball boys after the match?
What is it like coming to French Open every year as the favorite to win?
What do you think has been the most significant change in you from the first time you played in the French Open in 2005
What are some of your favorite travel destinations?
What is your favorite city to play in?
In a hotel room with a minibar what do you like to have from the minibar?
Which is your favorite place where you like to celebrate your winnings?
Where would you rank the Australian Open 2017 finals among all the matches you have played with Roger Federer over the years?
Since you were coming after a long injury in the 2017 Australian Open how important was it to have a difficult road to the finals?
How good did it feel to go out and sign the autographs for your fans who had gathered in large numbers outside the Wimbledon Center Court in 2008?
After winning the Wimbledon 2008 how did it feel to climb up the Royal Box?
Did it worry you to see Roger Federer leveling things up after you won the first two sets in the Wimbledon 2008 finals?
How did you empathize with Roger Federer when in 2008 you stopped him from winning six Wimbledons in a row?
Do you feel that building the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy is your way of passing on your legacy to the youngsters?
Why is it that you are so much connected to your hometown Manacor?
How good a relationship have you had with Andy Murray?
Is it true that you are scared of the dark?
Why did you become a part of the “Drink Responibly” campaign by Bacardi?
What do you feel is different about US Open when compared to other tournaments?
Why did you decide to get into tennis when you were a good football player as well?
What are the things that you enjoy so much about tennis?
How is your relationship with your Uncle Tony who is also your coach?
How has been the influence of your mother on your life?
How does it feel to come from such a small city and become one of the greatest tennis players of all time?
When did you realize that you were a special and a unique player?
What was the lowest point during your knee injury?
Were there moments during your injury when you felt that your body cannot hold up anymore?
What was going through your mind when you were watching the finals of US Open, a tournament you had won earlier, from home?
What do you do to have fun away from the tennis court?
How had the time away from tennis helped you with golf and poker, the two things you love to play in your leisure time?
How are you so meticulous with every single regiment and routine on the tennis court?
How did you celebrate when you became the world number 1 and the best player in the world in tennis?
How has been your experience when you visited India?
What do you think about the IPTL league which you participated in, back in 2015?
Why do you think your rivalry with Roger Federer has been the greatest rivalry of all time in tennis?
Do you think the year 2015, where you did not win any Grand Slam title, has been the hardest year of your career?
How do you deal with the loss in the French Open which, perhaps, is the most important tournament for you on the tour?
How do you keep yourself motivated to comeback after each injury you have had?
What kind of food do you like?
What kind of music do you like to listen?
What kind of movies do you like to watch?
How much enjoyment are you having playing tennis at this age and this level?
How has Roger Federer’s longevity influenced you to be in the tennis court?
What sort of reception do you get when you go back to the club where you started playing tennis?
How has your preparation for clay court season changed over the years?
Being a shy person from childhood how difficult is it for you to talk to media?
What do you make sure to eat before and after a match to keep your energy level up?
What do you do during a tournament to relax?
How important has coming from Spain and winning the Wimbledon trophy been for you?
How do you think life on ATP tour is different from the life you live at home?
How are you taking criticism from your uncle?
Would you describe your playing style to be very physical?
Where do you stand on the allegations of your opponents that you try to mentally intimidate them by wasting time on court?
Do you like to potray the image of an intimidating pirate on court with your bandana and intensity on court?
Are you waiting for Federer to retire before you could become world no. 1?
Do you think in order to beat your rival Roger Federer you need to hate him a little bit?
Can you talk a little bit about the dark moments you had after losing to Roger Federer in 2007 Wimbledon finals?
How did you react to the accusation by a French newspaper of being investigated for using drugs in 2006?
Do you think it is the right thing to make betting in tennis a criminal offence as suggested by Tennis Australia?
How did the COVID-19 crisis affect tennis?
I'm sure all tennis players want to get back to competing and playing as soon as possible. But right now that is not the most important thing. First of all, we want to get our normal lives back, just being able to go out, see friends, go to restaurants and have your normal freedoms.And then hopefully over time things will start to allow for travelling and sport will be able to go back to normal as well. But I don't see that happening very soon.
What should be the priority in this time of COVID19 crisis?
The first thing is to try and find a way to stop the virus spreading and once we've done that we'll be able to do more and more normal things rather than thinking about competing in sport. A lot of people want to watch sport again, so obviously the athletes and the players want to be competing. It's entertaining and it's something that lots of people enjoy. When you don't get to see it for a while, people realise how much they love playing and watching it. But just because it's difficult not to have sport just now doesn't mean we have to speed things up. Let's just focus on getting our normal lives back first and hopefully then all of the countries can sort out the virus properly.
What do you have to say about the future of tennis tournaments after the COVID19 crisis?
I'm obviously no expert on this but I assume the danger is when you go back to trying to do things too quickly like avoiding social distancing and then if we get back to international travel, then maybe there could be a second wave of infections and that maybe that would slow everything down again. That's not what anyone wants. Let's just try and get things back to normal first and then we can think about playing sport again.