"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."
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.