“I listened to the same song right before walking onto the court” Eugenie Bouchard compares her pre-match rituals with Rafael Nadal

“I listened to the same song right before walking onto the court” Eugenie Bouchard compares her pre-match rituals with Rafael Nadal

Eugenie Bouchard and Rafael Nadal - FirstSportz

World No 2 Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest players the sport has ever seen. He has been an inspiration to many all over the world and is labeled as the King of Clay for his record 14 titles at the French Open. But he often follows a unique pre-match that shows his superstitious side. Canadian prodigy Eugenie Bouchard talked about her quirks while pointing out the Spaniard legend’s weird routine.


The former World No 1’s superstitious antics include placing his two bottles in a specific manner, always near his chair whenever he goes on to his bench. Prior to every service point, he first starts by adjusting his shirt and shorts, then removes his sweat from his face in a particular way, and at last tugs his hair behind his ears. Though the Mallorcan has always denied his antics to be superstitious, but rather claims them to be his way of adjusting to the environment and to the match.

The 2014 Wimbledon finalist talked about the weirdest beliefs that she likes to follow prior to a match or during a match. As per the tennis star herself, although she follows a particular routine during her match, but not as religiously as the 22-time Grand Slam champion does. She went ahead to give some more details of her pattern that are either related to her eating habits or listening to a particular song repeatedly.

There are so many, like little weird quirks. I mean, you’ve seen Rafa mess with his water bottles on the court, I’m not that crazy. He definitely has his whole weird routine. For me, it’s like eating the same thing in the morning and warming up at the same time. When I made it to the finals of Wimbledon, I listened to the same song right before walking onto the court and it got me far,” said Eugenie Bouchard on Golf, Mostly podcast.


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Rafael Nadal

After a devastating second-round exit at the 2022 Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal is back to action at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. He will aim for his maiden title triumph at the 2022 ATP Finals, much to the delight of her viewers. He will be the highest-ranked player in Turin since Carlos Alcaraz has withdrawn, citing an abdominal injury as he needs time to recover from any further damage to his injury.

Nadal heads the Green Group with teammates Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Taylor Fritz. Rafael Nadal reached early for the Year-end Championship and has already started his practice sessions in the quest to end the season on a pleasant note. It had been a spectacular year for the Spaniard and was undefeated in the Grand Slam, but his injury at Wimbledon pushed him to the back seat.

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