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Rafael Nadal Quotes About Fighting

Here are some motivational quotes about fights from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothings changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.” – Rafael Nadal

“I am going to fight for important things.” – Rafael Nadal

“The only way of finding a solution is to fight back, to move, to run, and to control that pressure.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Goals

Here are some motivational quotes about goals from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“I always work with a goal – and the goal is to improve as a player and a person. That, finally, is the most important thing of all.” – Rafael Nadal

“It should not be a child’s only goal to become the best player in the world. That would be a bad, harmful attitude.” – Rafael Nadal

“My goal is to improve my game, stay healthy and be competitive. If I have that, I know I can be able to win tournaments, which in the end is what counts.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Golf

Here are some inspirational quotes about golf from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“I am decidedly unfriendly during a golf game, from the first hole to the last.” – Rafael Nadal

“I admire a lot of people, but in terms of sport I’ve always loved the mentality of Tiger Woods on a golf course. I always love his eyes when he’s setting himself and focusing on his decision; he has a really strong, focused face and believes that he can make the shot.” – Rafael Nadal

“For sure, with golf it’s not a physically demanding sport like tennis. That’s what makes tennis great – you combine both things. It’s a very mental sport and at the same time can be dramatically physical. But I do admire the mentality of sport more than the physicality because physical performance is much easier to practice than mental performance.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Hard Work

Here are some motivational quotes about working hard from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal

“The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoying every day, enjoying working hard, trying to be a better player than before.” – 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

“Stay healthy, do sports and above all have fun while doing sport. Competing or just for fun, whatever, simply enjoy and try your best. Working hard, working well with achievable goals normally pays off. Believe in the people that are with you and listen to those who have more experience.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Home

Here are some easy-going quotes about his home from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“I have the same bedroom I’ve always had. It’s clean and tidy when I get home, and after two or three days it gets messy and my mother nags me.” – Rafael Nadal

“I have no interest in becoming a tax exile and living somewhere I don’t want to – I just want to be at home with my family.” – Rafael Nadal

“I am very lucky because when I come back home, I have a completely normal life. I can relax, play golf, fishing – doing what I want. I know when I finish a tournament, I am going to relax at home.” – Rafael Nadal

“When you get older, if you are healthy, is not a problem. If you don’t have health, then you go home.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Losing

Here are some inspirational quotes about losing battles from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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

“I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing, as in a few days you’ll be in the next tournament and you’ll have to be ready with that.” – Rafael Nadal

“Two weeks ago, I was in a fantastic situation, winning at Roland Garros. Now, losing in the first round, it’s tough. The tour continues. Life continues. This is a sport of victories, not a sport of losses. Nobody remembers the losses. I don’t want to remember the loss.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Motivation

Here are some awesome motivational quotes from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth. And my goal is the same – it’s to always be happy playing, it’s to enjoy the game and always improve.” – Rafael Nadal

“Is always the motivation to play better and better. But I think we are in a very good way to keep winning matches. That’s the most important thing for me.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“In your career you have a lot of good moments and bad ones. The important thing is to have enough motivation to keep working all the days with humility and trying to be a better player than before. I am going to try to continue doing this.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Passion

Here are some motivational quotes about passion from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to do sports for a living. In the beginning, I played a lot of soccer, but in the end I chose tennis. I love sports in general … But tennis is my passion.” – Rafael Nadal

“A lot of times I had some problems, but I always had the passion and the personal motivation to keep going, to keep working hard, keep fighting for the things that really motivates me. That’s all.” – 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

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Running

Here are some motivational quotes about running from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“I only ever run when there’s some point to it – say, if it’s in a game of tennis.” – Rafael Nadal

“I just try to win the match by fighting for every point, and running down every ball.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Soccer

Here are some inspirational quotes about soccer from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal

“I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I’d be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don’t know why.” – Rafael Nadal

“I am happy with being a tennis player and the choice I took when I was 12. But clearly, if I wouldn’t have been a tennis player, I would have loved to be a soccer player. But again, I am happy with the choice I made.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Speed

Here are some inspirational quotes about winning the game using speed from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“We’ll try and be very aggressive, we’ll try and speed up and change gears, and we’ll see who’s going to win.” – Rafael Nadal

“Today people hit the ball with much more strength. Almost every player is capable of playing a winning stroke from any position. This means the balls arrive more quickly. If you want to reach them, you have to slow down from a high speed or suddenly change direction. These are moments when you can injure yourself, and that’s what wears us out.” – Rafael Nadal

“My serve can get better, for sure. It’s not just about serving bombs, but positioning, variation in speed, in spin.” – Rafael Nadal

“All sports are continuously developing, but what they all have in common is that the speed is increasing. That’s also true of tennis; the ball is getting faster and faster.” – Rafael Nadal

“The US player Andy Roddick reaches speeds of 220 kilometers per hour when he serves. If I train with him every day, I will later be at an advantage against a player whose service crosses the net at 190 kilometers per hour.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Sports

Here are some inspirational quotes about sports from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn’t know anything about tennis.” – Rafael Nadal

“I like a lot of sports. Especially football – it’s my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.” – Rafael Nadal

“Confidence is the most important thing in this sport, and the confidence from winning Wimbledon would make it easier to win the Olympics, too. Either would be very difficult, both even more-but the player who wins Wimbledon will be the favorite for the Olympics. It can happen.” – Rafael Nadal

“When one player is better than you, at this moment, the only thing you can do is work, try to find solutions and try to wait a little bit for your time. I’m going to wait and I’m going to try a sixth time. And if the sixth doesn’t happen, a seventh. It’s going to be like this. That’s the spirit of sport.” – Rafael Nadal

“Playing well or playing bad, I have to play aggressive. I must play aggressively.” – Rafael Nadal

“Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 percent sure it is wrong.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Tennis

Here are some motivational quotes from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal about the sport he loves.

“If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person doesn’t know anything about tennis.” – Rafael Nadal

“Some people may learn something from the way I play tennis. But there are also players who are better than me in certain techniques.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“You know, a lot of things changed. What never changed is the illusion to keep playing tennis, the illusion to keep doing the things, and the illusion to be in a good position of the ranking and play these kinds of matches.” – Rafael Nadal

“The bad thing about the [tennis] calendar is how it is made and obligates you to play tournaments all year. If you want to achieve the most you can (and) go as high up (in the rankings) as you can, you have to play from the start to the finish because there are important tournaments from the beginning to the end.” – Rafael Nadal

“Tennis is beautiful when you can see tactics, when players don’t just react but are able to act and think.” – Rafael Nadal

“Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone.” – Rafael Nadal

“I play each point like my life depends on it.” – Rafael Nadal

“I’m not the best player in the history of tennis. I think I’m amongst the best. That’s true. That’s enough for me.” – Rafael Nadal

“Is only a tennis match. At the end, that’s life. There are much more important things.” – Rafael Nadal

“It’s more a tennis problem than a mental problem. The transition is difficult. It depends how much time you have. Playing on grass can sometimes be a bit of a lottery.” – Rafael Nadal

“I am afraid of a lot of things. A dog. I could be afraid of a dog that’s upset, for example. And on the tennis courts, maybe on the outside I look fearless, but on the inside, I’m scared. There’s not one player in the world who isn’t nervous before matches. Especially important matches.” – Rafael Nadal

“There are many moments during a match when you are tense, wrestling with yourself. Tennis is a lesson in self-control.” – Rafael Nadal

“My tennis is aggressive, though I wouldn’t say that it’s more physical than technical. I rely more on technique than physique, but being physical is always a help to me.” – Rafael Nadal

“I take pleasure in tennis and the hope that it requires.” – Rafael Nadal

“My uncle developed the training philosophy. His idea of good tennis training is basically quite simple: you must try to gain time.” – Rafael Nadal

“I feel lucky to keep playing tennis, being healthy all those years, to compete in one of the most beautiful events of the year, without a doubt.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Quotes About Winning

Here are some inspirational quotes about winning the game from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

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

“There are some moments in the career of everyone that are important ones. Is obvious that the first title on clay makes a big difference. After that, I was confident enough to keep going, winning in Barcelona, in Rome, then in Roland Garros.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“Win 10 times in an important event like Monte-Carlo is something difficult to describe the feeling. Every year has been a different feeling. At the same time it is always a unique moment every time I have this trophy with me.” – Rafael Nadal

“For me, that’s the most important thing, feel happy when I am playing. If I am healthy and I feel myself competitive, I am happy. Then it is obvious I would like to win. But I know if I am in the finals of important events, the normal thing is I finally win titles.” – Rafael Nadal

“In tennis, because of the way it’s scored, I don’t think that scoring one point out of luck is ever decisive in winning. But, of course, it depends on the moment.Rafael Nadal

“If I am not playing at one hundred percent, it is going to be very difficult for me to win.” – Rafael Nadal

“Most important thing, I am not a player who win the serves because I serve aces or free points, no. When I win a lot of serves is because I am playing well from the baseline. That’s why.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Inspirational Quotes On Success

Here are some inspirational quotes about success from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal

“I am the only player who can beat me.” – Rafael Nadal

“Endure – put up with whatever comes your way, learn to overcome weakness and pain, push yourself to breaking point but never cave in. If you don’t learn that lesson, you’ll never succeed as an elite athlete.” – Rafael Nadal

“I’m really, really emotional.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“I like fishing. Not actual fishing – I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. It’s different.” – Rafael Nadal

“I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.” – Rafael Nadal

“Everything I dreamed of winning, I’ve won, and nobody will take it away.” – Rafael Nadal

“One day at a time.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“No one remembers defeats. People remember victories.” – Rafael Nadal

“I think when you compete every week, when you play under pressure daily, you find your rituals to be 100 percent focused on what you’re doing.” – Rafael Nadal

“It’s important to have people around you with enough confidence to say if you are acting in a good way. Normally, when you are at the top, people say everything is fantastic. Probably in that moment it is what you want to hear, but it’s best to be reminded how to act properly.” – Rafael Nadal

“Expectations don’t win matches, you do.” – Rafael Nadal

“More than anything, believe that you can win.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“Tennis is all about dedication, motivation and the will to win.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“You need to love what you are doing and appreciate every moment.” – Rafael Nadal

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

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

“I tried to find a solution to the problem that I had, tried to find a way to start playing better.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“Work hard. Have fun and make it happen.” – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Powerful Quotes

Here are some uplifting quotes from Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal.

“If he hadn’t made me play without water that day, if he hadn’t singled me out for especially harsh treatment when I was in that group of little kids learning the game, if I hadn’t cried as I did at the injustice and abuse he heaped on me, maybe I would not be the player I am today. He always stressed the importance of endurance. Endure, put up with whatever comes your way, learn to overcome weakness and pain, push yourself to breaking point but never cave in. If you don’t learn that lesson, you’ll never succeed as an elite athlete, that was what he taught me.” – Rafael Nadal

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

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

“The thing, when you are down two sets to love, is to stay calm, even though it’s hard.” – Rafael Nadal

“And then, as I was bouncing the ball up and down on the grass, just about to wind up my body to serve, the umpire cut in. “Time violation: warning, Mr. Nadal.” I had apparently spent too long between points, gone over the legal limit of twenty seconds before I served—a rule that is enforced only rarely. But it’s a dangerous rule. Because once you’ve received that first warning, any subsequent violations lead to the deduction of points. My concentration had been put to the test. I could have made a scene. The crowd, I could tell, shared my indignation. But I knew, without having to give it a second thought, that to let my feelings show would do me no good. I’d risk losing that precious asset, my concentration. Besides, the momentum was with me and I was two points away from winning the second set. I put the umpire’s interruption immediately out of my mind and won the point with a terrific and, for me, very unusual shot.” – Rafael Nadal

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

“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

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

“Even if I have already peaked, I have to believe I can improve. I wake up every morning, and go to practice, with the illusion that I am going to get better that day.” – Rafael Nadal

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