Rafael Nadal is not in the best of form but his modern-day legend will live on for long. Watch an inspiring video featuring the Spaniard below. Nadal gets into the new season like it has rarely been before. There is pressure, intense at that, for him to perform. Nadal is not the same player he once was is old news. But one has to appreciate the vigour with which the tennis maestro is looking at the season ahead, reportedly even believing that he can be on the top of the tennis tree. The new season with respect to the Majors is going to start soon and Nadal will have questions to answer.

He was won 14 Majors, he has triumphed in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York, pocketing nine French Open titles, two Wimbledon Championships, two US Open titles and an Australian Open crown. His last major came at the Roland Garros in 2014.

Currently, tied with American Pete Sampras in the list of most Majors, it is fair to say that one will get a fair idea on Nadal’s decline or no decline, come the 2017 French Open. Also Read- Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal in possible blockbuster 3rd round clash

It is on the red clay of Paris that the gritty left-hander has been an immortal. This because he has grabbed an astonishing nine titles in a mere 12 attempts. This apart, there is a reason to talk about Rafa’s slip. The 30-year-old has not played even in the last four of a Major since the French Open win. Also Read- Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal eyes glory in Melbourne

But, considering he is five years younger to the Swiss ace Federer, there is still hope that he will one day equal and even perhaps surpass his old rival. And for that, he has to believe he will, and it will be not long before one sees the Rafa army cheering their champion all the way to victory, many more Major victories.