After appearing in his first appearance and creating a huge impact in the International Premier Tennis League, the former world #1 tennis player in the world, Rafael Nadal, seems to be at peace with the game.
More so, the hailed king-of-clay is quite content with his contributions to the game of tennis. To date, Nadal sits beside Pete Sampras with 14 grand slam titles and 2nd to Federer’s 17 championships.
For the past years, Nadal has been plagued by injuries which kept him from advancing his current rank at #5 in the world.
There has been talks that the tennis icon is starting to feel the nature of aging at 30-years-old. So what keeps Nadal active? It’s just his passion in playing.
“I’m more than happy to keep on going. And I’m very excited about it. I have the motivation to keep going,” said Nadal.
Known as Federer’s conqueror, he himself is not pressured to catch his most fiercest rival’s record of 17 grand slam titles but he does want to continue playing as long as he can.
With the rise of Raonic, Kyrgios, Berdych and others – soon he will be stepping aside to pass the torch to his young counterparts. When? Nadal just said he takes it day-by-day.
“For me it doesn’t matter if it takes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years. I really don’t think about it. I go day by day. I’m happy to be here today. I’m happy with the way I’ve competed in the last 3 months of the season.”
Any time that Rafael Nadal wants to play tennis, as long as he is happy – he will continue to do so.
“I’ve achieved in the world of tennis, much more than I’ve ever dreamed. So, I’m going to play until I enjoy this sport and until I’m happy playing. I have the motivation to keep going, to start another year in one month and to keep playing good tennis every day!”