Johannesburg, Aug 31: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has admitted that he has now learnt to enjoy suffering the pain of regularly fighting knee injuries, which have threatened to take away his promising career from him.
According to Sport24, the Spanish world number two moved comfortably into the US Open third round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 win over Brazilian journeyman Rogerio Dutra Silva and has been the form player of 2013, claiming nine titles and building a 55-3 winning record.
The Spaniard expressed that after coming back from hard times such as an injury, one needed to work very hard and with the right attitude every day, adding that suffering needed to be enjoyed to change the situation.
He added that when a player was in a low situation, he still felt the love and passion for sport, and then was ready to compete better than before.
Nadal faces Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the next round. (ANI)