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Rafael Nadal enters your drawing room now, with “Rafa My Story”

If you're looking for the kind of angst-ridden revelations that Andre Agassi poured out in his autobiography Open, this isn't for you. Unlike Agassi, Rafael Nadal loves tennis, doesn't do drugs, hardly touches alcohol, doesn't screw around and lives surrounded by a tightly knit group of family and friends. His idea of a good time is to do the cooking for the Nadal clan when they all share a house during Wimbledon fortnight. Turn to the chapter entitled "Rafa's Women" expecting some hot gossip and you will find instead a paean of praise to his mother, sister and girlfriend of six years, Maria Francisca Perello, a level-headed girl with a degree in business administration who prefers to hold down a full-time job in their home town of Manacor in Mallorca rather than bask in reflected glory by trailing around the world with Rafa. Enter Rafael Nadal the humble, homebird, sensitive lad from the Balearic Islands who has a childlike admiration for tennis legend Roger Federer and a family that keeps him rooted in home life. This Rafa is even more likeable for the fact he comes across like the boy next door. Rafael Nadal plays tennis with his heart on his Nike sleeve. He is the personification of a gusty performer on any tennis court, any surface. His fans adore him for his positive attitude and when he walks on for a final or a first round match, he is racket-in-hand ready to play, jogging on the spot waiting to pounce on his opponent. He uses every inch of the court hitting every conceivable and even inconceivable angle he can work to his advantage. Where the book scores heavily is in revealing the innermost thought processes of a champion as he strives for perfection. The earlier narrative is based around Nadal's epic victory over Roger Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final, with flashbacks to his earlier life, and he relives the match almost point by point, explaining his decision-making as to what stroke he played each time in revelatory detail. In a nutshell, Rafa’s Story is one of Wimbledon glory. This was a good read, reaffirming and increasing my respect for the gutsy performer that I know and love as Rafael Nadal. This book has not and will not shock readers, make headlines or draw tears like Andre Agassi’s autobio Open but it will give you encouragement that no matter what talent you possess – with hard work and a supportive family around you – great things can be achieved if the desire is strong enough within you. Choose RightBooks.in to know him more, and www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9781847445155&Rafa%20My%20Story is your link to visit.

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