World no.2 and 2011 Frech Open champion Rafael Nadal contemplated switching sports and moving into golf after doctors had discovered a ‘rare foot injury’ back in 2005 that forced him to pull out of several tournaments. The Spaniard revealed this in his autobiography. As he mentioned, his coach and uncle Toni gave him the mental strength and motivated him when he needed it the most.
He also writes about his long lasting battles against Roger Federer, how he respects him as a rival and friend. Nadal offers some very interesting details in his 250-page memoir. The 25 year old Spanish star’s parents separation in 2009 had also been a very difficult moment in his life and that year was the only one when he failed to win the title at Roland Garros.