“It is better to have 0 Grand Slams” – Rafael Nadal shares what true happiness means for him

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Nadal says that winning 30 Grand Slams and having no friends is no happiness

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal explained what true happiness meant for him while on a video call with Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia.

The Mallorcan was of the opinion that winning 30 Grand Slams and still having no friends cannot qualify as happiness. According to him, such a situation would only lead to an unhappy future.

World No.2 Rafael Nadal in conversation with the media sometime back in February.
World No.2 Rafael Nadal in conversation with the media sometime back in February. (Getty Images)

Nadal also stressed the importance of good relationships and friendships as it meant more happiness than what any money or achievement could offer.

“If you have 30 Grand Slams, but you don’t have friends, you are going to have an unhappy future. It is better to have zero Grand Slams and go to work every day with a discrete monthly salary and have a good relationship and good companies.

“This gives you happiness more than any money you can have or any achievement you can get,” Nadal said.

Rafael Nadal signing autographs during the launch of the new branch of his 'Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy' in Kuwait.
Rafael Nadal signing autographs during the launch of the new branch of his ‘Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy’ in Kuwait. (Getty Images)

The World No.2 is currently undergoing self-isolation at his home as a part of mandatory safety precautions required to curb the spread of the pandemic coronavirus.

Return to the court not a primary concern for Nadal

Nadal also made his feelings clear and loud regarding the coronavirus crisis that has resulted in the death of many fellow Spaniards.

To him, the return back to the tennis circuit was not of primary importance when his country was going through a terrible crisis.

Dominic Thiem Rafael Nadal
Nadal congratulates Thiem after the latter’s victory over him in the quarterfinal of the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

“The sun rises every time there are fewer deaths every day. Whether I go out on the track or it is no less important to me. This is the reality that I live,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard admitted that it did not matter to him which political party governed his country as far as they were doing the best for everyone. He, however, added that when he spoke, he never spoke politically but rather as a citizen.

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