Nadal says winning all matches not his aim, lives for competition

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Spanish tennis great and current world No.1 Rafael Nadal said on Wednesday that throughout his career, he has been driven by the thrill of the competition rather than a desire to win 100 per cent of his matches.

On Wednesday, the 17-time Grand Slam champion presented a new tournament bearing his name: the Rafa Nadal Open, part of the ATP Challenger tour, to be held in his home city Manacor on the island of Mallorca from August 25 to September 2, reports Efe.

“My goal has never been to win everything. . . At this point in my career, winning is the essence of the sport, but competing well and enjoying at highest level is what makes me really happy,” the 32-year-old said.IANS

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