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Karan Khachanov contratulates Rafael Nadal, who intends to relax over the weekend ahead of his fourth-round clash against Gilles Muller on Monday.

Nadal To Relax With Cousins Over Weekend

Two-time Wimbledon champion looks to switch off from tennis a bit

With a clear weekend to look forward to, Rafael Nadal revealed he intends to relax over the next two days as he switches off from competing at The Championships, Wimbledon.

Having already found time to play one round of golf last week at the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, the Spanish superstar doesn’t expect to play any further rounds.

But over the next 48 hours, Nadal admitted he would “just practise, relax at home with my family, maybe watch some golf and maybe some film with my small cousins. I’ll also maybe play some football with them [too].”

Nadal doesn’t do things by half, his competitive spirit comes through in everything he does.

“The best skill is when I do things, I want to do it well,” said Nadal. “I put all my effort to try to do it well. That's the thing. I don't understand sport, without trying your best. I don't understand to go to play golf, and don't try your best. I don't understand going to play even a football match between friends, and not trying your best to win or to play well. If you don't try your best, in my opinion, you lose everything. It’s about competition at the end of the day.”

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The two-time former Wimbledon champion famously enjoys fishing, golf and football – either playing or watching his beloved Real Madrid.

When asked about his golf game, Nadal admitted, “I have more or less a very bad swing, but I’m a solid player. I don’t make many mistakes. More or less, I don’t have a very bad shot. In general terms, I have a good short game and a good drive.

“Playing football, I am very bad right now, because I don't play. It’s a little bit too risky. I do sometimes only with my friends, with the people that I know, just at the end of the season, not during the season. I used to play not bad in football. But I forgot and I lost everything.”

The 31-year-old Nadal was watched by Masters golf champion Sergio Garcia and former footballer David Beckham on Friday when he beat #NextGenATP Karen Khachanov. He will next play serve-volleyer Gilles Muller in the fourth round on Monday at the All England Club.

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