Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quote of the Day - Serena Williams on Rafael Nadal

"I have never seen such tenacity, such ambition, such fight and such honor go into every shot as when I watch Rafael Nadal.

I want to be like him. The attitude he exudes the moment he walks out on the court is the attitude of a true champion. A champion whose desire to win is the same as the desire of a lion to eat. Stalking his prey with force and speed, Nadal, 22, has already become one of the game's all-time best."

"What makes him so good? I think it's that he's the hardest worker. The last one to leave the court, the first to arrive. The one who falls asleep studying, the first to rise. It's not easy being a champion; you don't just wake up and — bam! — you're No. 1. It takes work, effort, desire, dedication — all qualities that Rafa has. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am far off."

- Serena Williams' description of Rafael Nadal for Time magazine's 2009 list of the World's Most Influential People

Rafa was named one the World's Most Influential People by Time magazine and is listed under Heroes & Icons alongside the likes of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

You can check the complete list here...

Besides the worldwide recognition that Rafa is rightfully receiving these days, it must be much more fulfilling to hear such words from fellow tennis players, cuz those are the people who truly know what it takes to rise to the top. Well-said, Serena!!!


mariam said...

Rafa is certainly an extremely influential person inspiring many many....including my 8 year old who started tennis to become a second nadal eventhough he is just half-spanish :)))) Vamoa RAFA hasta el final de tus dias

Reem said...

I don't blame him. Am 25 and I wanna be Rafa myself!! Haha