- Rafael Nadal calls for ‘wider perspective’ from players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open | CNN
“I feel very sorry for all of them but when we came here, we knew that the measures were going to be strict because we knew that the country is doing great with the pandemic,” Nadal told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.
“It’s normal to complain […] but on the other hand you see how many are dying around the world. You see how many people are losing their father, their mum, without having the chance to say goodbye.
… “If kids come, then there’ll be a change,” he said when asked whether married life has changed anything on tour.
“[It’s] something that probably will happen in the future because both of us want it.”
The teenager posted an image of himself reading the autobiography of his better-known compatriot Rafael Nadal on social media on Saturday evening – not a bad source of inspiration on the eve of his Grand Slam debut.
“Rafa is my idol,” Alcaraz admitted. “His hunger, his attitude. It doesn’t matter if he plays a first match or a final, his level of concentration is the same. He wants to win every match.
“His mentality is an example for anyone, a tennis player or any person. He motivates everyone because he never surrenders. Everyone wants to be the best, no matter if you´re an athlete, a football player, a doctor, a journalist… everyone has an objective in life.”
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