Whatever I do, I do my best, every day. Manacor and Porto Cristo are my home. I have my family, all my friends, since I was a kid. In Mallorca here, we understand that family’s like, a very, very important thing. That’s where I lived, on the third floor. I went to school from 9:00 AM to noon and then 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. I remember getting here at 12:10 PM changing clothes quick, training from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, basically, eating fast, going to school, and then sometimes
I played football on this side here. Then sometimes at 7:00 PM, after playing football, I came
back here to train for tennis. So many memories. I haven’t been here in a while. Tennis has always been important to me. Now, thinking that I could become
a professional player Now, thinking that I could become
a professional player in a particular day.
I believe it happens little by little. Before, when I was here, there were no nets here. The hitting wall is a good thing, because the ball always comes back. When you train with that kind of thing, you can execute it here, with no problem. I trained almost like
a professional, but without thinking that I could
become a professional player, just lived my everyday life,
which was the everyday life of a normal boy
from a village. Damn. -This is —
-The multifunctional hall. We came here at 9:00 AM and our parents came to
pick us up at noon. It was like the living room
of the club. It’s the same old net, right? Yes, it’s made of sawdust like before. I was 14 when the hope,
or the belief, that tennis would be my life,
became much bigger. You start aspiring for more things,
because you start believing that you can do it. I believe that when you are
mentally strong, you have the ability to create
more opportunities throughout your whole career, throughout a match, and throughout a tournament. I believe in this case
I was lucky to have a whole family and a team
with me during all these years. They showed me not only with words,
but also with examples, and helped me to mature. It’s hard for me to imagine
or understand life without having friends
and family around us. I see myself living here.
I also have the academy, which is a
very important part of my present, but also my future. The academy is a very personal project. I love the sport, I love the kids, and I’m sure I’m going to have a — a big — big work here, after my tennis career. In the future, I want to be totally involved in every single decision. That’s why we built this place here in Manacor. Mallorca Baleares is my home, and I plan to be here for the rest of my life. I am trying to do the things to be a good example for the next generation. And I try to do the things that I will love them to do.

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100 thoughts on “Nike | Birthplace of Dreams: Rafael Nadal”

  1. How do you not like this man? Just the embodiment of humility from start to finish. Better cop that 2019 US OPEN!! :^)

  2. Wow! Not the wish to have super sport Cars, make Parties and enjoy Life after the tenniscareer! No he wants to help and inspire young People! In his Hometown! Biggest respect for this guy

  3. Most people look up to those better than them as role models and as someone who does so I can say that Rafa truly is someone who inspires us to be the best version of ourselves not the most popular.

  4. Fuck Rafa!! I am the biggest Fed Stan and a youth sports coach, moving into teaching next year. You make it impossible to dislike you, every thing you show here is exactly what things good teachers and coaches aspire to be. Improving the next gen hoping to carve out that gem of a prospect. Much respect

  5. Ohh his smile. Just so beautiful. Great guy and an amazing player. Tennis and the world is blessed to have him amongst us.

  6. ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ็›ฎใŒใ†ใ‚‹ใ†ใ‚‹ใ—ใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸ๏ผˆ็…งใ‚Œ๏ผ‰

  7. Instead of say going off to Monte Carlo or Luxembourg or Geneva this man is gonna be put up at Mallorca at his place of birth! To turn it into the Mecca of tennis. Hoping to meet him sometime in life

  8. Whatโ€™s up guys! Im a Rafa fan. Pls check my yt channel and dont forget to subscribe ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ help me reach my first 100 subscribers.

  9. Ohhh Rafa. What a champion ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

  10. Rafa Nadal is the greatest ! Not just in tennis, but as a man . A true role model not a PR created one – like so many others . Rafa is a genuine diamond. True to his roots, his family, his friends and girlfriend .

  11. This is the most I have ever heard Rafael Nadal speak.. No wonder why he is a legend. They need to make a movie or some documentary of him. ASAP

  12. Despite the fact that English subtitles are available it's odd there aren't any English subtitles directly in the video since the video is obviously intended at least in large part for an English-speaking audience.

  13. School schedule: 9-12 3-5. Three hours off to recover, practice sport, do your assignments, study, take a nap or do whatever you want to do. I could live with that schedule rather than my 7:30 – 1:30 or 8:00 – 3:00.

  14. What an amazing role model for future generations of new players coming up. I salute nike for putting out Rafa's message to the world! A humanitarian and best player of all time! My idol for 15 years! VAMOS RAFA!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

  15. THE king of clay till this day! His records will stand for at least a few decades !! ANYONE else agree?? Brilliant attitude as well!!!

  16. Rafa is such great person! He is not only a tennis champion, he also a decent gentleman and great philosopher! See you Tuesday in flushing!

  17. How many sports Legends have built building to train and educate kids??…Rafal and Agassi are the Only sports Legends I know of…No Greedy American Basketball or Baseball ,Hockey, Legends..Too Greedy and Selfish…I love tennis and Golf cause its Legends are Mostly Class Acts.Tennis is #1 for me..Their super human ability to play 4-5 hr matches is Crazy .

  18. 0:58 ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ๏ผŸ

  19. Nike…..I have issues with your business decisions….but I will congratulate you on this beautiful tribute
    to Rafa Nadal. Rafa is the reason I watch tennis!!! VIVA RAFA NADAL!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  20. Much like The GOAT Rafa is an exceptionally decent man, and a great ambassador for the sport. They are two sides of the same coin.

  21. Birthplace of dreams … really? All those fat yuppies coming up with catch phrases, being paid huge sums, and this is what they come up with. You only had one job to do.

  22. My next trip is to Mallorca to see the island and to see his academy He has done so much for tennis and his community.

  23. Rafa Nadal, el orgullo de cualquier deportista o ciudadano Espaรฑol. Un ejemplo de persona tanto dentro como fuera de la pista

  24. Nike, can you please link the product in this branded content. I want to buy his shoes and I canโ€™t even find the model to search online. Help?

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