Rafael Nadal’s Battle Against Time
I’m very pleased to say that I’ve finally had the opportunity to sit down and talk about Nadal’s battle against time. It’s a fascinating issue for many reasons, but here’s one: the number of seconds, minutes, hours, years, decades, centuries, and millennia that go into the process of human existence is really hard to imagine! It’s an unfathomably long history that defies human comprehension. So what is this thing called time and why does it matter?
Nadal is often cited as one of the best tennis players of the 21st Century, yet as far as playing the game goes, it is difficult to imagine someone who can hold himself back and play the way that he does. There isn’t a moment of his career when he goes down to zero seconds, and yet in 2015, he will clock in as the sixth man to reach three consecutive grand slams. His opponents? Not so much. There is no player who can beat him at his peak and then go back and win the next few majors, the last of which will be the French Open. It’s almost as if he is destined to be the GOAT for a reason, but in this sense, it is difficult to imagine.
I don’t know how to define the GOAT concept. I have heard it both described as one of the biggest, most profound, and least understood concepts in the history of mankind. The GOAT concept is one of the oldest and most intriguing ones that we have in the world of sports. The GOAT has to have his own identity. His character was forged in a different era, his accomplishments are unmatched, and his greatness transcends sports history. He represents the type of athlete that society has become accustomed to. In the GOAT concept, that athlete is not only unmatched in his accomplishments but also in his character, which is to be a perfectionist. It is difficult to imagine someone who is great at something, but not a perfectionist. Perfection is a part of the GOAT concept. A GOAT has to be a GOAT and the reason for that is