What does Rafael Nadal’s routine diet look like?

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Have you ever wondered what elite athletes like Rafael Nadal eat throughout the day? Here is his routine diet.

Athletes are very particular about their diet plan and when it comes to the elite level, it’s their diet plan which can act as the recipe to their success. There is no ‘ideal’ diet plan as such as it differs from athlete to athlete and sport to sport. In this article, we will take a look at Rafael Nadal‘s customized diet plan which has helped him become one of the greatest athletes of all time.

In a physically demanding sport like Tennis, Nadal has to be very particular about his nutrition and diet. Nadal’s diet differs depending on whether it’s a matchday or a training day. The Spaniard generally has bread with olive oil and orange juice for breakfast. For post work-out recovery, he prefers a vanilla protein shake and for dinner, he generally has seafood and pasta.

When it comes to matchdays, he typically has rice with fish and vegetables before a match. During lunchtime, he generally has fish and chicken breasts. Apart from that, he often indulges in chocolate and red wine.

Rafael Nadal has dropped out from the Top 10 of ATP Rankings for the first time since 2005

Rafael Nadal has slipped out of the top 10 of the men’s singles rankings for the first time since 2005. The 22-time Grand Slam Champion has been in the Top 10 since April 2005 but fell to No.13 in the latest ATP rankings after being out of action for more than two months in 2023. While Nadal dropped out of the top 10, his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz climbed up to the No.1 spot in the rankings following his victory against Daniil Medvedev at the Indian Wells to clinch the title.

Rafael Nadal injury
Rafael Nadal

Nadal has been out of action with a hip injury since the Australian Open earlier this year. He recently announced his decision to withdraw from the Indian Wells and the Miami Masters as well. The Spaniard hasn’t played a match since his second-round loss at the Australian Open. Nadal is currently undergoing a full recovery and will look to be back in time for the European clay court season and try to climb back to the top 10 of the singles rankings.

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