Why Nadal needs to break his habits
PARIS -- Perhaps more than any other professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal is a creature of habit.
His practice protocols are unwavering. Note the precisely positioned water bottles, side by side, near his courtside seat. In the locker room, his meticulous routine of showering, drying and dressing -- even his longtime coach, Uncle Toni Nadal, has diagnosed him as obsessive/compulsive.
On the court? He will not willingly step on the lines coming on and off. And even before he offers ...
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