Rafael Nadal: “A lot of people thought that I would not be able to have a long career”

Rafael Nadal shares his thoughts on his 2020 Roland Garros victory over Novak Djokovic and equalling his rival and friend – Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slams. He also reflects on missing the 2020 U.S Open, his 1000th win at the Rolex Paris Masters, and his Nuestra Mejor Victoria campaign – a collaborative effort with Pau Gasol to fight against the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for ‘Cruz Roja Responde’ (Red Cross Responds) project. He also details the aims of his more recent charitable endeavours with the Rafa Nadal Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good.

Source: Laureus


  1. Thank you for all that you have accomplished during a very challenging world crisis. As we are witnessing, many people, including professional athletes, Next Gen or seasoned players, have
    struggled with the pressures and responsibilities, especially during this time. You have demonstrated
    that with passion, effort, and intelligence, you can achieve great things. You and Pau have made a difference in people’s lives. Of course, we are addicted to following you on court, but your vision
    extends far beyond the game🙏🎾❤️

  2. Thank you Rafa for your words which carry a lot of weight !! You represent the best of humaness. I know you love to play. May it be for several years to come. When you have come to the end of playing singles, I hope for doubles and then coaching so you can influence others with your heart and soul. Vamos,man!!!

  3. Rafa, so happy and thankful you are still playing at such a high level! You are the only reason why I watch 🎾. Stay fit and healthy, hope you win more big titles before you think it’s time.🍀❤️

  4. Eeekkk…shame on me for posting before watching the video.


    • Correction: he’s won 1,000 matches. Sorry for the error. It’s tough keeping up with the RAFA!

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