What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. From RAFA: "During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."
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Since 2004, two names have dominated men's tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Each player is legendary in his own right. The Spanish Nadal is the winner of fourteen Grand Slam titles, including five consecutive French Open singles titles from 2010 to 2014, and is the only player ever to win a Grand Slam for ten straight years. Federer, from Switzerland, has spent over three hundred weeks of his career ranked as the number-one player in the world and has won seventeen Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals. But neither player's career would have been nearly as successful without the decade-long rivalry that pushed them to excel to the peak of tennis excellence.Nadal and Federer have met thirty-four times over the course of their careers, and have shared the distinction of being ranked the two best players in the world for an astounding six years in a row from 2005 to 2009. In Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, and its impact not only on the players, but on the sport itself. Documenting their respective wins and losses, hopes and disappointments, and their relationship with their rival, Fest formulates a unique biography of two of the greatest players of tennis.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports: books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Winner at the 2017 International Latino Book Awards“Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lovedtennis and soccer, just like so many other children in every corner of the world. He was four years old andhe spent the whole day kicking a ball around and glued to a tennis racket.”Thanks to his unassuming personality, from an early age the great tennis player Rafa Nadal discovered what really matters, and the values that would be the guiding principles for his life.Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 930LCheck out the booktrailer: Don't miss Rafa's comments! Read the first pages:
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¿Cómo se forja un campeón? ¿Qué hay que hacer para ser el mejor del mundo en un deporte como el tenis?Con sencillez, franqueza e inteligencia, Rafael Nadal guía a los lectores por el dramático y triunfante viaje de su vida, sin perder nunca de vista el trofeo que más valora en este mundo: la unidad y el amor de su familia.Desde que inició su trayectoria profesional ha ascendido meteóricamente y es el tenista profesional más joven que ha ganado los cuatro títulos de Grand Slam.Su historia empieza en la isla de Mallorca, donde la familia Nadal ha vivido durante generaciones. Entrenado por su tío Toni desde que tenía 4 años, educado por sus padres en la modestia y el respeto, Rafa ha conseguido la inusual hazaña de ser una persona sencilla, laboriosa y amable, y un ejemplo de conducta en todos los aspectos de la vida.
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The Babolat Nadal 26 is a 26 inch junior size replica of Rafael Nadal's AeroPro Drive GT, made from aluminum. Get your little one started playing today! Suited for ages 10-12 and juniors approximately 55+" tall.Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 105 sq. in. Weight: 8.6 oz.Length: 26 in.Grip Size: 4"Pre-strung from Babolat, with head cover included.Midwest Sports only ships Babolat products to domestic addresses in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
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