Sporting heroes month: Rafael Nadal

2015-05-23
TOP-BANNER Presented in association with MaxinNutrition. Today in Attitude Sporting Heroes,we're looking at that fiery Spaniard, 28-year-old tennis champ (and sometime model) Rafael Nadal. Take a look... rafael-nadal-sleeveless-shirts-7 Top Sporting Achievement: Won both Wimbledon and US Open tournaments in 2010, two years after he won an Olympic gold medal in Tennis. Better Half: Nadal is single. Best Attribute: Look, we won't beat around the bush here: his bum (Notoriously famous wedgie picker). Sporting Quote: “I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing.” Special Weapon: Nadal is considered a clay-court specialist. His clay-court win-loss record is 93-1. Style: “Away from the court I always wear casual clothes. I still take advice from my mum on what clothes look good on me.” Oh yeah, did we mention he's an Armani model? Rafael-Nadal-Armani-wallpaper-rafael-nadal-24660927-1600-900 Training Tip: Nadal admits to trying to maintain a healthy diet, but his favourite foods include, “Chocolate, Nutella and French Fries, but I eat them when I am not close to a match and never abuse any of those.” In The Game: Professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 5. Wins: 9 time French Open winner, winner of Wimbledon 2008, Austrailian Open 2009 & 2 time US Open winner. Attitude: Admits that working on your skill is better than winning. “The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.”