Paula Badada visited the anthill for the first time on Tuesday, November 2. The tennis player came to antenna space 3 weeks after becoming the first Spanish to get the victory in the Indian Wells tournament.
Pablo Motos asked him during the interview by Rafa Nadal: "Is it true that until recently hid you when you saw it?" She admitted it and explained the reason: "I have always said that it is my idol. For five years until now I have started to coincide more with him ... I am very intimidated by everything he has achieved."
The young woman revealed how she reacted when the athlete was coming to greet her in some competitions: "I half hid it or went to the bathroom so that I did not see me. I did not even appear. She then said she is already getting used to talking to him and overcoming her's shyness.
The presenter wanted to know: "How many days were you without having the hand when he greeted you for the first time, when you were a girl?" She remembered that it happened in the Conde tournament of Godó and indicated that her left hand was the one that narrowed that of Nadal. Also, she told her how she told the parents of her that she was not going to wash it, but they ordered her to do it before dinner.
The tennis player stressed that in his profession he has had to go through a much faster maturation process than in others: "That is unnatural, prepare to enter a track alone, face 15,000 people seeing, manage defeats, everything you are Exposed ... It is very hard. "
The young woman commented that at age 15 she was affected that she would criticize her aggressive game: "Sometimes it is not so well seen, fails more than the account, you do not earn so many games ... but as I was educated to fight for my dreams, End I'm here. "
In addition, he confessed that in the beginnings of his career he was going to cry for two hours a day: "I wanted to be the best in the world and things were not going to me as expected."
Paula Badado recalled in the anthill the moment he fainted at the Olympic Games of Tokyo. A heat stroke in the semifinal forced her to retire from the championship. "I had never played in such a hard conditions, 40 degrees at noon, I was playing the individual and double, I did not stop ... my body did not give for more and collapsed," she explained.Updated Date: 03 November 2021, 09:46