World number 2 Rafael Nadal is known for his tremendous self-control on the tennis court, where he rarely expresses his anger and frustration even in moments of greatest tension. This year, the Spanish phenomenon won Roland Garros for the 13th time in his career, the fourth without losing a single set.
Thanks to this success, the 34-years-old from Manacor crowned his long pursuit of Roger Federer's record, equaling him to 20 Grand Slam titles. Rafa also tried to win the ATP Finals for the first time, but, despite the excellent performance offered throughout the week at the O2 Arena, he gave up in the semifinals to a wild Daniil Medvedev.
Nadal was recently a guest on the El Hormiguero program, where he talked about a wide range of topics pursued by host Pablo Motos. During the conversation, the Majorcan confessed that he is madly in love with chocolate.
Nadal: "My wife is hiding chocolate from me"
"I have great self-control when I'm on the court, I don't get angry and I don't throw my racket on the ground.
However, when it comes to chocolate, I can hardly control myself," admitted Nadal. "I often ate even at night, after having already brushed my teeth. I especially like milk chocolate, I think it tastes better. My wife sometimes hides it from me, in fact it is not uncommon for me to find Nutella in a closet.
I also like to drink alcohol, especially tequila. I'm not a fan of concerts, but I went to several shows by Julio Iglesias and Shakira," continued the 13-time Roland Garros champion. Nadal also revealed his sleeping habits: “At the beginning of my career I was very anxious, but now I can have more control.
Even if I sleep less, maybe three or four hours, I still manage to play well because of the adrenaline. What makes you win is hitting the ball well, everything else comes later," he concluded. Rafael Nadal, after winning the French Open 2020 and equaling Roger Federer's Slam record, should come back for the upcoming Australian Open 2021, which should start on February 8, 2021.
With him Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and all the more great tennis players of the planet, in a highly anticipated event.