Rafael Nadal has always been admired for his resilience. His strength of character has helped him to shake off the negative things happened on and off the court. However, after Rafael Nadal’s parents divorce in 2009, did the Spaniard lacked the virtue of fortitude?
Rafael Nadal’s parents and other family members are usually present in his cheering box. They play a huge role in boosting his confidence during tense times on the court. However, his parents – Sebastian Nadal and Maria Parera decided to split ten years ago. This left a void in their son’s life and also in his guest box on the court, further leading to hurt is play.
How did Rafael Nadal’s parents split affected his performance?
For Nadal, good health and family are the two things that are most important to him. He is a very family-centric man. He considers his family extremely important, partly because he grew up in a small village in Mallorca. The Manacorí is used to having his relatives around all the time, but also because he dislikes being alone.
In 2009, the 23-year-old Nadal was still so dependent on his family that he even slept with his lights and TV on when they weren’t allowed. In this condition, he found out that his parents were getting a divorce. With his parents separating, Nadal’s safety net was suddenly taken away.
The Balearic describes in his autobiography how the experience “destroyed” him, his emotional turmoil eating away at his physical condition. The 19-time Grand Slam champion was depressed, cold, and distant. Furthermore, his state of mind started affecting his game, and his knee injuries flared up during the rough period. As a result, he started losing to more.
The ‘King of Clay’ lost the French Open, the only year between 2005 and 2014 he lost on the Parisian clay. According to Spanish media reports, his poor play was connected to his parents’ split. He was also unable to defend his title at Wimbledon. It took Nadal almost a year to rebuild his composure and win another title.
“I was depressed”: Rafael Nadal
Nadal wrote in Rafa: My Story that his parents split was devastating. “They were the mainstay of my life and that pillar had crumbled. I was depressed, I lacked enthusiasm. I had lost all love for life,” he wrote.
He also explained that assimilating the news that his parents had been going through such a crisis after nearly 30 years of marriage was heartbreaking. Rafa’s family had always been the holy, untouchable core of his life. The Spaniard admitted that they are his centre of stability and a living album of his wonderful childhood memories.
“My attitude was bad. I was depressed, lacking in enthusiasm. On the surface, I remained a tennis-playing automaton, but the man inside had lost all love of life,” he added.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.