Rafael Nadal may not have been crowned today’s champion, but he'll always be a winner in our eyes. His worthy performance at Wimbledon personifies our dual nationalistic pride – a love of the World’s best tennis tournament which epitomizes all that is English combined with Spain’s pride and joy, one of the World’s biggest hitting players.
Rafael Nadal always seems to be both likeable and humble – not forgetting to mention the fact that he possesses an intense talent unmatched in his era. In short, we love him. And here’s some soundbites from the great man… oh, and if you’re not at all into tennis, take a look anyway ‘cause, well, what can we say, the camera does love him!
"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."
"The only way of finding a solution is to fight back, to move, to run, and to control that pressure."
|“I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me,”|
"To be honest, I haven`t felt at my best since this tournament began. I didn`t feel good with the court or the balls. But those are excuses. You have to accept when you don`t play well and somebody else does"
“I am a little bit more famous now, but I have [some change] in my life. I live in the same place. I have the same friends.”