I just learned that Rafa Nadal has never intentionally broken a racket in his career, and when he bent the frame on accident by hitting the dirt out of his shoe, he wrote an apology letter to the company. This guy is the sweetest, most polite athlete and I am just so happy that he exists.
“No way I would be a journalist. You guys have tried to kill Roger often. But he’s always come back and proved you wrong. So one thing I would not do is make the mistake of saying Roger is dead.“ - Rafael Nadal
"I’ve done and lived the most with him. From five-set matches on court, to promoting a tournament in Qatar, to doing foundation work together. And I’ve gone to dinners with him. I know his family the best, as well. I know his mum, dad and sister. Yeah, our bond goes further back than the one I have with Novak or Andy. And for that reason I feel closest and most connected to Rafa.” - Roger Federer
Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player that is currently ranked #4 in the world. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history being nicknamed “The King of Clay”. Today he turns 31! May he have many more successes on and off the court. Happy Birthday, Rafa! +