“Happen Once or Twice In Your Life”: Rafael Nadal Clarifies ‘Perfection’ in Sport



Rafael Nadal crushed his opponent in the second round of the French Open when he defeated Mackenzie McDonald. Additionally, he overcame the American by 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 in the straight sets.

Nadal was not far from winning a perfect match. But the Spaniard believes that it is impossible to achieve perfection in any sport.

After the match, the 12 times French Open winner explained his interpretation of the word “perfection” in the press conference. Nadal said, “Perfection is difficult to define. I really don’t think that word exists in sport, at least in tennis. There are always mistakes, mistakes.” 


“Tennis Is Not A Sport Where You Have To Aim For Perfection”- Nadal

He added, “The perfect match, at the end of the day, is when you win because you can replay the next day. This is the goal of our sport. It is not a sport where you have to aim for perfection.” 

In addition to this, Nadal also argued, “It is a sport where you aim for victory by trying to play better and better. Being close to playing very, very well, it can happen, but perfection, it can happen once or twice in your life maybe.”


Additionally, Nadal is the favorite contender to win at the Roland Garros for the 13th time. However, questions were raised about the form of the Spaniard.

Moreover, keeping in mind the city’s condition during this time of the year, things have not been the best for Nadal. But with this level of play, it is evident that Nadal is in no mood to give up. Besides, if he can win the tournament, he will also equal Federer’s 20 Grand Slams record. 

But as said, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem are also the favorites to win the trophy. The world number one even had a near-perfect match in the first round, which clearly shows that the battle will be intense, and no one will give up.

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