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Nadal: I come to Formentera for peace

7/07/2011Rafaholics ™


Rafa gives a quick interview to diariodeibiza.es


Rafa Nadal: "Djokovic has been the best all year, I can only congratulate him. "
The player enjoys the sea and Formentera night with his group of lifelong friends

Rafa Nadal, who until Monday was the world number one professional tennis (now second in the ATP rankings), is also one of the best athletes this country has, an open and close person.. "A normal person," as he describes himself. On Sunday, he lost the final of Wimbledon tennis tournament. Returning to Manacor, faithful to the summer event with friends, embarked towards Ibiza from Mallorca, where he spent Monday night and then later sailed to Formentera, Cala Saona where he chose to anchor. This excursion is a ritual carried out each year with friends like Carlos Trigo, of the restaurant Caminito es Pujols, where he dined Tuesday night, after a day at sea.

Nadal does not hide the emotions that must contain both the tennis court: "Each year I travel to Formentera or the Baleares. I'm almost never here because I travel a lot throughout the year. When I am here in the summer, I take advantage of it. There is no better place to be than the Balearic Islands. I come with my lifelong friends, from school." The Spaniard tennis player says what he likes about Formentera is the sea: "I ​​usually come by boat, looking for peace."

The tennis world number two is characterized by his simplicity and understand that you must return to the public. Nadal says:
"I have a very normal life, not my personal environment overwhelms me and then I have the luck to be a town, like Manacor, where I've never hidden anything and where everyone knows me, allowing me to live my life like any of my friends. " However, he admits that when he travels the world he's stopped in the street: "I take it naturally, I make a living like anyone else and I do not let it stop me doing anything because people will ask me for an autograph or want to take a picture with me. I understand that this is part of my life and all I get I have to return somehow, especially the people who support me and follow me and the least I can do is return it with kindness. "

Rafa Nadal explained that right now he is resting and recovering from his sore knee and foot. When asked about his mood after Wimbledon he recognized that
"I would rather have won but this is a sport, just one person can win in a week and est go home without winning. I have gone of Wimbledon being second, but obviously -he admits - I would have liked to win. " The athlete does not hesitate to say that currently the best player is the one that won the final, Novak Djokovic, who since last Monday is the number one ATP. "He's been the best all year and he is doing very well, I can only congratulate him" he explains.

Nadal in the coming weeks will focus on recovering from his injury and continue his training to prepare for upcoming tournaments in America.

SOURCE:diariodeibiza.es

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