A Peep into Nadal and Federer’s Diet Secrets
Lifestyles of top tennis players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are often discussed in almost all forms of media. However, for reasons unknown, not much has been talked about their food habits and diet secrets. Both these tennis legends have a few things in common â supreme focus, extraordinary fitness, great mobility and that undying thirst to win. Apart from all the training and grooming, proper food habits and the right diet plan play important roles in taking a tennis player from zero to hero. Check out Nadalâs biceps and muscles â they are not built in a day.
How many of us really know that Nadal loves seafood and pasta? How many people know that he eats lots of bananas? Yes, you heard it right â bananas. Both Roger and Rafael have their own distinctive styles of hitting the tennis ball, but their food habits are quite similar. Apart from milk and fondue, Federerâs favorite foods include Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola, Veal Cordon Bleu, Zurich Geschnetzeltes, and Japanese dishes.
Talking about rivalry in menâs tennis, two names that obviously come to mind are Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay and Roger Federer, world number one and the greatest tennis player of all time. The epic final match at Wimbledon in 2008 where Rafael dethroned Roger in 5 sets is considered by many as the greatest final ever. At the end of the match both the players were completely exhausted and drained though Nadal still had a little gas left in him to show his jubilation. Nadal is a more physical player who does lot of running in the court, whereas Federer is pure class with superlative accuracy in ground strokes. Unlike Federer, Nadal needs more carbs to keep energy levels up.
Both Nadal and Roger doesnât believe in dietary supplements. Apart from the normal nutrition, both eat proper food that is required. Of course their protein and carbohydrate intake has to complement their fitness training. When they are traveling for a major tournament or for some important endorsements, they do control their food intake and not indulge in sumptuous food.