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Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

"There are still a lot of things missing. I must continue to improve. To really be satisfied, I have to become the best tennis player of all time. That'd be really great," Nadal said Sunday evening, a few hours after completely dominating Robin Soderling to win the French Open final 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

"That's why I try to progress every day. I try to improve my serve, my forehand, my backhand, even my volley," the Spaniard said. "That makes me happy."


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I am surprised at how much work and dedication Nadal puts in his tennis. You'd think that after winning a GS and having a perfect clay season, you'd see him more relaxed and less concerned about improving his tennis but it seems to be just the opposite. Just a day after winning RG he was in London practicing on the grass courts of Queens under the rain and uncle Toni was speaking to the press about the different approaches they were trying to improve Rafa's serve.

I've to give it to Rafa. He's a hard worker and a tinkerer at heart. However, I don't want him to become the GOAT at all.

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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

These are the words of a real champion.
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I didn't think I would love Rafa more but I do now. Hope he achieves what he wants.

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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

Right.
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

It's not going to happen.
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but plz andy dont put a link to this bad forum full of Rafa haters, it is against the rules also.
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

It's not going to happen, but I like that attitude.

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My bad. Corrected now.
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

Good for you Rafa

Reminds me of a quote by a little Italian painter: "Lord, grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish"
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

Striving to max-out his ability, which is all anyone could ask of him. Much like Federer has.

It still won't make him the greatest player of all time, but he might as well pour everything he has into it. Better than guys who don't take it seriously and waste their god-given talent.
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

Barring the fact that there is no measure for "greatest of all time" this kind of attitude is necessary for top players. Similar to how they go into slams believing they can win. Very few players who reach the top are surprised to find themselves there.
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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

It's not going to happen but it's a positive attitude for an already great player.

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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

I believe.


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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

Rafa's finally speaking his mind, I LOVE it

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Re: Nadal: "To really be satisfied, I have to become the best player of all time"

good on u rafa, that is why you are my favourite player. always willing to improve and such a hard worker, respect!!!

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