How we can highlight the amazing career of Rafael Nadal's career? How can we explain to a young fans all the amazing greatness of the 12 titles won at the Roland Garros, which can be an answer to the question? As well as all the victories on clay-courts, which called him the King of Clay, a title that fits perfectly with what Rafa did in his career.
Answer can be in this video, in which the 17 years of career of Rafael Nadal are highlighted with the best shot for each year, from 2003 to 2020. From the first professional year, passing through 19 Slam titles (the first at the French Open 2005), 12 Roland Garros, 4 US Open, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 2 Olympic Gold Medals (one in the men's singles in Beijing 2008 and one in the men's doubles at Rio 2016) and a total of 85 career titles.
Here's how much fruit Rafael Nadal consumes per year
During the interview the current number 2 of the ATP ranking said: "The human being must have a correct routine and always repeat the same things. I am very orderly, especially in the things that I consider important.
I have had the same routine for years before playing a tennis match and this helps me a lot. I try to repeat every day, this gives me confidence and tranquility, it leads me to realize that I am really doing my best." During his typical day Rafael Nadal takes about three showers a day, wakes up every morning at the same time and sets two alarms for safety.
He loves being with his family, but at the same time it must be remembered that every year he is away on business for about 238 days. Consequently, Rafa has repeatedly confirmed that this quarantine has been a "pleasant holiday with his family" for him.
For an athlete's career and in this case for Nadal, diet is fundamental: after the races and after the training, the Spaniard applies specific diets and really eats a lot of fruit. In particular Nadal eats 172 kg of fruit per year, equivalent to about 4 normal sized apples per day.
In addition to this, Rafa uses numerous physiotherapists with whom to carry out the therapy and Nadal spends 568 hours a year with physiotherapists. Rafael Nadal should come back on the court for the next clay-season, which will start in late September, after the Western and Southern Open and the US Open, both scheduled in New York. Rafa should play at the Mutua Madrid ATP Masters 1000 and at the French Open. He could skip the US Open.