The one, who stood firmly with his views, denunciating US president-elect Donald Trump upon “his manner of speaking” on Sunday, stepped ahead with another bold move. However, this time on the professional front. Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis star, who was clogged by injury showed up his ‘not giving up’ attitude for his Grand Slam dream. The 14-time Grand Slam champion flourished his ‘sanguine’ side by affirming about his challenges for big titles and keeping his Grand Slam career viable. Nadal believes that he hadn’t played without pain for years
When asked if he was free of pain and injuries, “Rafa”, who also is launching his partnership with new coach Carlos Moya said, “I am not injured, no. Pain-free is a long time ago,” Sport24 quoted Nadal.
Injury-hit Nadal, last won a grand slam in 2014 when he claimed his ninth French Open title but confronted severe declension in his career after that grandiose victory. Subsequently, as a result of lengthy discussion with his long-time coach, uncle Toni Nadal, the 30-year-old hired fellow Spaniard Moya in December 2016.
“I am not a person who takes decisions like this,” Nadal said adding “I need to talk. More than anything, you know, my uncle is my coach. He is a person that is decisive in my career, so I need to talk with him before taking any of these decisions. I will never take a decision like this if Toni is not happy with it.”
He added, “He’s (Moya) a person that I practised with during almost all my career since I was 15 until he retired… It’s not a big deal, no? He is close to my house. He lives in Mallorca, too.”
The current World N0. 9, who will play Germany’s Florian Mayer in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, is placed to meet top-rated teenager Alexander Zverev in the third round, if both qualify.