Friday, January 20, 2012

Rafael Nadal - The Warrior

Truly unfortunate that I missed the EPIC Australian Open finals. Two WARRIORS standing toe to toe, only one had to win. Kudos to Djoko. A few years ago, in one such epic, Rafa stood victorious against one Mr.Roger Federer in Rod Laver Arena and when asked about the game after his loss, Roger Federer ended up in tears. This time, Rafa was at the receiving end and when asked about the game he said:

“That's nice be there fighting, trying to go to the limit, bring your body to the limit of his chances,” he said. “Something I really enjoy, and I always said is good to enjoy suffering, no? So when you are fit, with passion for the game, when you are ready to compete, you are able to suffer and enjoy suffering. So today I had this feeling, and is a really good one. I suffered during the match, but I enjoyed all the troubles that I had during all the match. I tried to be there, to find solutions all the time. I played a lot with my heart. I played a lot with my mind, and is something that is nice to be around and not just play tennis.”

Don't make fun of his grammar, just SALUTE him for the WARRIOR he is.

P.S - Really, no offence to Federer fans, he is truly a great player, he has grace, he has style, but Rafael Nadal is a WARRIOR.